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Domaine Henri Bourgeois Sancerre 'Le Md' 2014

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Henri Bourgeois established his domaine in Chavignol, a town which is probably more famous for its goat's cheese - Crottin de Chavignol - than its wine. Nevertheless, the domaine has become one of the most important houses in Sancerre, operating both as a grower and as a négociant. The Bourgeois family have been making wine in Sancerre for ten generations. Today the firm is run by Jean-Marie Bourgeois, with apparent boundless energy. Having grown to an impressive 65 hectares. The delicate tropical fruit aromas (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and clean mineral and fruity palate testify to Le MD's pedigree as an exceptional wine from one of the finest slopes in the Sancerre appellation. "Classic Loire Sauvignon aromatics of intense blackcurrant leaf followed by lovely flavours of cassis, yellow plum and lemon on the palate. These are intertwined with mineral and floral characters which linger attractively for some time on the finish. An excellent example of traditional Sancerre." Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (for the 2013) "Henri Bourgeois’ 2012 Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés could be considered as perfume of the famous Coteau. It is less cumbersome than other Monts Damnés but offers all the flavors that makes this Chavignol Cru so special. It is a mixture of crushed white rocks with almost floral citrus flavors intertwined with the tropical flavor of a fully ripe and juicy pineapple and a refreshing mineral depth. All this gives this wine a precision that makes you sniffing above the glass for a while before you raise it to your mouth. This is a mouthful of rich, intense, elegant, fresh and well-balanced Sancerre that is full-bodied and juicy but by no means heavy, loud or saturating. The lingering salinity in combination with the ripe acidity is very appetizing and gives this complex wine a very good length. Henri Bourgois’ La Côte des Monts Damnés is definitely the wine to start with when you want to discover one of the most fascinating terroirs of the Sancerre appellation." (2012 vintage) - Stephen Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate October 2014

Region: France » Loire » Sancerre

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Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
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Domaine Henri Bourgeois:
White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose is powerful and very aromatic with notes of very ripe yellow fruits (even tropical fruits), vanilla and spices! The palate is round, full and powerful yet well-balanced. Serve this wine with great fish dishes or, even better, a “Côte de Veau Crémeuse aux Langoustines et Marjolaine” (veal cutlet with... Read more
White Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Brilliant golden yellow, it glisten by his sheen. The nose is powerful and very aromatic with notes of very ripe yellow fruits (even tropical fruits), vanilla and spices! The palate is round, full and powerful yet well-balanced. Serve this wine with great fish dishes or, even better, a “Côte de Veau Crémeuse aux Langoustines et Marjolaine” (veal cutlet with a langoustine and marjoram cream sauce). Red Sancerre LE CHÊNE SAINT-ETIENNE Bright garnet with red tints. A genuine basket of red and black fruits with hints of game and spice. On the palate, its ampleness and structure are surprising and the tannins are very well assimilated. Serve it with a beef tournedos with chanterelle mushroom even a few small games with red fruits. The trees of the “district of Saint-Etienne” have a fine and dense texture, owing to their slow and steady growth. Its characteristics were more especially imprinted in the Saint-Etienne oak tree due to its great age. In contact with this unique wood, the wine started a slow oxidation through the staves. The tannins given by the “oak” are of great finesse, become united in the greatest harmony to the precious liquid and awards wooden flavours of an unequalled softness. Read less

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Henri Bourgeois established his domaine in Chavignol, a town which is probably more famous for its goat's cheese - Crottin de Chavignol - than its wine. Nevertheless, the domaine has become one of the most important houses in Sancerre, operating both as a grower and as a négociant. The Bourgeois family have been making wine in Sancerre for ten generations. Today the firm is run by Jean-Marie Bourgeois, with apparent boundless energy. Having grown to an impressive 65 hectares. The delicate tropical fruit aromas (a proof of ripe Sauvignon grapes) and clean mineral and fruity palate testify to Le MD's pedigree as an exceptional wine from one of the finest slopes in the Sancerre appellation. "Classic Loire Sauvignon aromatics of intense blackcurrant leaf followed by lovely flavours of cassis, yellow plum and lemon on the palate. These are intertwined with mineral and floral characters which linger attractively for some time on the finish. An excellent example of traditional Sancerre." Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 (for the 2013) "Henri Bourgeois’ 2012 Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés could be considered as perfume of the famous Coteau. It is less cumbersome than other Monts Damnés but offers all the flavors that makes this Chavignol Cru so special. It is a mixture of crushed white rocks with almost floral citrus flavors intertwined with the tropical flavor of a fully ripe and juicy pineapple and a refreshing mineral depth. All this gives this wine a precision that makes you sniffing above the glass for a while before you raise it to your mouth. This is a mouthful of rich, intense, elegant, fresh and well-balanced Sancerre that is full-bodied and juicy but by no means heavy, loud or saturating. The lingering salinity in combination with the ripe acidity is very appetizing and gives this complex wine a very good length. Henri Bourgois’ La Côte des Monts Damnés is definitely the wine to start with when you want to discover one of the most fascinating terroirs of the Sancerre appellation." (2012 vintage) - Stephen Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate October 2014

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