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Les Monts Damnés Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc

9.124 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Sancerre, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Intense nose of cracked wet limestone, citrus, and gooseberry. Densely- flavored too, with intense minerality. It has a denser, more viscous texture than most Sancerre, but not too much so. Surprisingly full but long and zesty. A Sancerre that clearly has spent some time at the gym.

Intense nose of cracked wet limestone, citrus, and gooseberry. Densely- flavored too, with intense minerality. It has a denser, more viscous texture than most Sancerre, but not too much so. Surprisingly full but long and zesty. A Sancerre that clearly has spent some time at the gym.

Apr 21st, 2019
Daron Watson

Very consistent w 2014 notes ~ maybe a hint less...intense
#LesMontsDamnés #Chavignol #FTW

Very consistent w 2014 notes ~ maybe a hint less...intense
#LesMontsDamnés #Chavignol #FTW

Aug 18th, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

There's a lot material here for a wine that is so light and airy. Magical balance of ripe tropical fruit, spicy-peppery pyrazines, bright acid cut and creamy roundness. Simultaneously classic Sancerre and utterly it's own animal. I would drink this all day.

There's a lot material here for a wine that is so light and airy. Magical balance of ripe tropical fruit, spicy-peppery pyrazines, bright acid cut and creamy roundness. Simultaneously classic Sancerre and utterly it's own animal. I would drink this all day.

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2017
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.2

My go to Sancerre. Perfect fruit, chalky limestone and a hint of spearmint. Mont Damnees for $20! Gotta love Dressner!

My go to Sancerre. Perfect fruit, chalky limestone and a hint of spearmint. Mont Damnees for $20! Gotta love Dressner!

May 31st, 2017
Michael L S

Very good stuff! Aromatic, crisp, mineral, stone fruit flavor profile.

Very good stuff! Aromatic, crisp, mineral, stone fruit flavor profile.

Feb 24th, 2017
Danny Martinez

Staycation 2018 @CAA ; Josie is upstairs FREAKING OUT and we enjoyed ridiculously good mussels in a lobster curry broth, caesar salad, pork + halibut. Solid night for romance, per Danny. As for the wine, not as dry as AUS SBs, though light fruit with a quick finish. Easy to drink and would have again. Now to finish so we can eat affogato and return to Josie before she dies of a heart attack (that old dog does *not* like change)

Staycation 2018 @CAA ; Josie is upstairs FREAKING OUT and we enjoyed ridiculously good mussels in a lobster curry broth, caesar salad, pork + halibut. Solid night for romance, per Danny. As for the wine, not as dry as AUS SBs, though light fruit with a quick finish. Easy to drink and would have again. Now to finish so we can eat affogato and return to Josie before she dies of a heart attack (that old dog does *not* like change)

Aug 11th, 2018
Michael Mallon

Excellent Sancerre. Citrus and stone fruit nose. White stone fruit, Meyer lemon, white flowers, very unripe papaya, orange and lemon zest, vanilla - followed by a touch of candied orange rind and then ripe melon on the finish. Chalky texture. Medium+ acidity. Everything in perfect harmony.

Excellent Sancerre. Citrus and stone fruit nose. White stone fruit, Meyer lemon, white flowers, very unripe papaya, orange and lemon zest, vanilla - followed by a touch of candied orange rind and then ripe melon on the finish. Chalky texture. Medium+ acidity. Everything in perfect harmony.

Jan 30th, 2018
Michael Fiduk

Sometimes a bottle is just so damn delicious you just don't want to think technically.

Sometimes a bottle is just so damn delicious you just don't want to think technically.

Aug 29th, 2017
Noah Chasin

Absolutely solid, luscious Sancerre. No surprises, but sometimes that's exactly what you want. Masterfully created.

Absolutely solid, luscious Sancerre. No surprises, but sometimes that's exactly what you want. Masterfully created.

Jun 17th, 2017
Jason Somerville

Excellent. Good acidity and a balanced citrus and grass flavor with lingering pepper on the palate.

Excellent. Good acidity and a balanced citrus and grass flavor with lingering pepper on the palate.

Apr 1st, 2017