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Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc Petit Bourgeois 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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. Served at 10-12°c, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. With three to five years of bottle-aging, the wine gains roundness, richness and complexity. Wine and Food: This star enjoys the very finest cuisine! Fish, white meats, cheeses...Why not veal escalope stuffed with Dublin Bay prawns and marjoram? For cheese, munster would be a fine choice.

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

Member Reviews for Henri Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc Petit Bourgeois

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Snooth User: Natalie Kronick
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4.00 5
09/05/2009

This was impressive! For $12 out of France, I was floored. Screwcap, zingy sauvignon blanc. Actually, it had all the quintessential characteristics of a good sauvignon that I'm constantly looking for: zingy, grassy, fresh lemon/lime citrus fruit, smooth finish, but acidic enough to balance all the flavors. If you like Kim Crawford or Mud House from New Zealand, this is a nice alternative from a whole other country! Great alone or, like I had it, with fresh pesto sauce. MMM!


Snooth User: erinspritzer
21658458
3.50 5
05/19/2011

Three and a half glasses


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Hellgelb, grünliche Reflexe. Frische Agrumen, Grapefruit, aber auch etwas Ananas in der frischfruchtigen Nase. Weicher Auftakt, abgelöst von einer delikaten Fruchtsüsse, wiederum zitrische Noten, unterstützt von einer guten Frische, aber trotzdem weich fliessend, gute Länge.



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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. Served at 10-12°c, this very concentrated wine expresses its strong personality. With three to five years of bottle-aging, the wine gains roundness, richness and complexity. Wine and Food: This star enjoys the very finest cuisine! Fish, white meats, cheeses...Why not veal escalope stuffed with Dublin Bay prawns and marjoram? For cheese, munster would be a fine choice.

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