Sancerre la Cote Boulay 94 Jg Premier 2010

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"This is the first vintage where the La Côte is being bottled by the domaine, which hails from a subsection of the Clos de Beaujeu in the Grande Côte vineyard in the neighboring village of Amigny. This is a stellar new addition to the lineup at the domaine and they could not have picked a more classic great vintage with which to begin! The nose on the 2010 La Côte offers up a brilliant nose of tart orange, pink grapefruit, a touch of cut grass, lovely, very complex minerality, smoke, orange peel and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and extremely long, with a rock solid core, snappy, ripe acids and stunning length and grip on the laser-like finish. A brilliant bottle of Sancerre that will be extremely long-lived...94+" JG 1/12 "Introducing a new cuvee from 15-year-old vines in an especially promising section of Chavignol’s Grand Cote (think: Cotat) Boulay has rendered a 2010 Sancerre La Cote. Even in this site, the wine weighs in at just over 13% alcohol, whereas Boulay managed to keep levels substantially lower in his other bottlings. Fuller and richer this may be than its stable mates, but it also reveals a fine sense of transparency to nuances of lily-of-the-valley and iris perfume, and to shimmering mineral nuance. Grapefruit and white currant offer sap, vivacity, and pungency; and this finishes lusciously, yet invigoratingly, thanks to persistent florality and the impingement of citrus zest, white pepper, chalk, and pungent herbs. It should be worth following for a dozen or more years...92" WA 07/12

Region: France » Loire » Sancerre

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Winery: Michel Redde
Color: White
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
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"This is the first vintage where the La Côte is being bottled by the domaine, which hails from a subsection of the Clos de Beaujeu in the Grande Côte vineyard in the neighboring village of Amigny. This is a stellar new addition to the lineup at the domaine and they could not have picked a more classic great vintage with which to begin! The nose on the 2010 La Côte offers up a brilliant nose of tart orange, pink grapefruit, a touch of cut grass, lovely, very complex minerality, smoke, orange peel and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and extremely long, with a rock solid core, snappy, ripe acids and stunning length and grip on the laser-like finish. A brilliant bottle of Sancerre that will be extremely long-lived...94+" JG 1/12 "Introducing a new cuvee from 15-year-old vines in an especially promising section of Chavignol’s Grand Cote (think: Cotat) Boulay has rendered a 2010 Sancerre La Cote. Even in this site, the wine weighs in at just over 13% alcohol, whereas Boulay managed to keep levels substantially lower in his other bottlings. Fuller and richer this may be than its stable mates, but it also reveals a fine sense of transparency to nuances of lily-of-the-valley and iris perfume, and to shimmering mineral nuance. Grapefruit and white currant offer sap, vivacity, and pungency; and this finishes lusciously, yet invigoratingly, thanks to persistent florality and the impingement of citrus zest, white pepper, chalk, and pungent herbs. It should be worth following for a dozen or more years...92" WA 07/12

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