Sancerre


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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Clos de Beaujeu 2020

    £46.75

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Comtesse 2020

    £56.49

    “A hallowed wine from a tiny parcel on the Monts Damnés hill, the 2020 Sancerre Comtesse is an elegant yet sweetly fruited expression offering a distinctive and youthful array of fruits from melon to pear and nectarine. While pure and precise, there’s a sensation of sweetness, which seems to come from a combination of the oak, the ripeness of the fruit and the high alcohol; it’s a little hot on the finish, somewhat diminishing its otherwise refined personality. At the end of our tasting, Boulay mentioned the wines had been open for several days before my arrival, and I will endeavor to taste fresh samples. Drinking window: 2022-2033. 91 points”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/22)

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre La Cote 2021

    £57.95

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  • Gerard Boulay Sancerre Monts Damnes 2022

    £57.95

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre d’Antan 2020

    £39.95

    “In Sancerre, flint soils are in the minority and typically give wines that are not as tender as those on chalk-based vineyards. This provides an upright structure, meaning they are usually last in a lineup at a winery. And yet, while the 2019 Sancerre Cuvée d’Antan is very direct, with its firm line on the finish, it’s still full-bodied, silky-smooth and amazingly rich. It’s fermented entirely in older oak barrels and spends a year on lees, which certainly has something to do with its delectable texture. There’s the merest hint of smokiness on the finish too. Drinking window: 2023-2030. 91-94 points

    Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Etienne Henri 2018

    £46.95

    “The 2018 Sancerre Blanc Etienne Henri is from the older vines on the flinty-clay slopes in Saint-Satur. Fermented and aged in new and one-year-old barriques, this homage to Etienne “Henri” Bourgeois offers an intense and spicy/oaky bouquet with a ripe and concentrated (lemon) fruit aroma intertwined with mineral notes. Full-bodied, refined and elegant on the palate, this is a salty, pure and mouth-tackling Sancerre with a long, intense and structured finish with lingering salinity. Definitely a wine to cellar rather than to aerate. 14% stated alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in March 2022. Drink: 2024-2034. 93 points

    Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (06/22)

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  • Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Jadis 2020

    £40.95

    “Based in the village of Chavignol, Domaine Henri Bourgeois is one of Sancerre’s biggest and most savvy producers. Not only does it have parcels in some of the finest vineyards in Sancerre, but it also produces wines from Pouilly-Fumé and other Centre-Loire appellations like Menetou-Salon, as well as Marlborough, New Zealand. The entry-level styles offer a clean, crisp, uncomplicated expression of their appellations, but things get more interesting higher up the scale. If you want to discover the spectrum of terroirs, whether it’s Kimmeridgian marls (try the cuvées Le MD de Bourgeois and Jadis), chalky clay (Les Côtes aux Valets) or flint (Les Ruchons), the Bourgeois tasting room would be a good place to start. The on-site restaurant is also worth putting on your must-dine-at list in the region, dishing up possibly the best beef tartare I’ve ever had, as well as the full spectrum of Chavignol cheese.”

    Rebecca Gibb, Vinous (08/21)

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