Gerard Boulay Sancerre Blanc Monts Damnes 2012
93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): The 2012 Les Monts Damnés from Claude et Florence Thomas-Labaille is a lovely and tightly-knit example of the vintage that shows off great structural integrity and sense of reserve for the vintage and is destined to be one of the long-distance runners of 2012. The superb nose wafts from the glass in a very minerally mélange of gooseberry, lime, a touch of petrol, complex minerality, cut grass and orange peel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a brisk, but seamless girdle of acidity, excellent focus and cut and a very long, youthful finish. This is already an excellent glass of Sancerre, but the real fireworks here are still a year or two away! Great juice. 2014-2025. (Sep/Oct 2013)
External Reviews for Gerard Boulay Sancerre Blanc Monts Damnes
This red offers forward black plum, licorice and cedar notes. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
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