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Thomas-Labaille "Les Monts Damnes" Sancerre 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

The white, chalky soils of "Mont Damnés" could blind an innocent passerby on a sunny day-here pure Kimmeridgian terroir is what gives this wine its kick, its poise and its persistence. White pepper, dried flowers, sea breezes and white peach juice on the nose; the mouth is both savory and saline, with stony persistence and a wave of Meyer lemons and more white peaches. We always love the hint of cherries on the palate, as it's a sign of a truly complex and noble white wine. These "damned mountains" are so named for their steepness and challenge in both cultivation and harvesting-another reason Cotat Sancerre is completely hand-harvested. (Or perhaps rear-harvested? The Cotats invented a system where one slides down the hill on a cushion, picking grapes as you go.)

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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Snooth User: Diego Andrés Díaz
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12/24/2013

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External Reviews for Thomas-Labaille "Les Monts Damnes" Sancerre

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

The 2012 Malbec Uco Valley is a 4,000-case cuvee aged nine months in French oak, of which 10% was new. A beautiful, full-bodied, seriously endowed Malbec, it possesses a dense purple color along with a sweet bouquet of blueberry and black raspberry fruit interwoven with camphor, licorice and spring flowers as well as a touch of oak. This wonderfully endowed, full-bodied, classic Argentina Malbec should drink nicely for 5–6 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
07/06/2014

This red offers forward black plum, licorice and cedar notes. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.



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The white, chalky soils of "Mont Damnés" could blind an innocent passerby on a sunny day-here pure Kimmeridgian terroir is what gives this wine its kick, its poise and its persistence. White pepper, dried flowers, sea breezes and white peach juice on the nose; the mouth is both savory and saline, with stony persistence and a wave of Meyer lemons and more white peaches. We always love the hint of cherries on the palate, as it's a sign of a truly complex and noble white wine. These "damned mountains" are so named for their steepness and challenge in both cultivation and harvesting-another reason Cotat Sancerre is completely hand-harvested. (Or perhaps rear-harvested? The Cotats invented a system where one slides down the hill on a cushion, picking grapes as you go.)

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.50 g/l grams per liter

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