Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu Boulay 94jg Premier 2010

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"The 2010 Clos de Beaujeu from Domaine Gérard Boulay is another absolutely reference point 2010 Sancerre, soaring from the glass in a blaze of tart orange, lemon, beautifully complex minerality, a touch of chalky overtones, citrus peel and a nice topnote of beeswax. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and laser-like in its focus, with nascent complexity, stunning depth at the core, bright acids and simply superb length and grip on the very racy and minerally finish...94" JG 1/12 "Strong oil and fusil notes combine with pungent lime and grapefruit zest, green herbs, and suggestions of iodine in the complex and penetrating nose of Boulay’s 2010 Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu, setting the tone for a brightly and juicily citric, herb- and mineral-saturated palate performance, over which a bittersweet floral perfume hangs alluringly. This finishes with tingling brightness, zesty piquancy, mouthwatering salinity and grip, albeit less long-lined and diversely mineral than the corresponding Mont Damnes. And like that wine, it became more expressive after it had been open for half an hour. Here is another candidate for at least a decade’s cellaring, though it could certainly be drunk without regret today. In a reversal of the procedure Boulay followed with this year’s Mont Damnes, the Clos de Beaujeu fermented in tank and was then raised in assorted (older 300-liter) barrels...92" WA 07/12

Region: France » Loire » Sancerre

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  • 2010

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Winery: Michel Redde
Color: White
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
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"The 2010 Clos de Beaujeu from Domaine Gérard Boulay is another absolutely reference point 2010 Sancerre, soaring from the glass in a blaze of tart orange, lemon, beautifully complex minerality, a touch of chalky overtones, citrus peel and a nice topnote of beeswax. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and laser-like in its focus, with nascent complexity, stunning depth at the core, bright acids and simply superb length and grip on the very racy and minerally finish...94" JG 1/12 "Strong oil and fusil notes combine with pungent lime and grapefruit zest, green herbs, and suggestions of iodine in the complex and penetrating nose of Boulay’s 2010 Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu, setting the tone for a brightly and juicily citric, herb- and mineral-saturated palate performance, over which a bittersweet floral perfume hangs alluringly. This finishes with tingling brightness, zesty piquancy, mouthwatering salinity and grip, albeit less long-lined and diversely mineral than the corresponding Mont Damnes. And like that wine, it became more expressive after it had been open for half an hour. Here is another candidate for at least a decade’s cellaring, though it could certainly be drunk without regret today. In a reversal of the procedure Boulay followed with this year’s Mont Damnes, the Clos de Beaujeu fermented in tank and was then raised in assorted (older 300-liter) barrels...92" WA 07/12

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