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Henri Bourgeois Sancerre Le MD de Bourgeois 2019

£26.99

“A precise style that focuses on purity and freshness and displays an appetizing salty edge on the finish. The 2019 Sancerre M.D. positively bursts with acidity, although disappointingly, it is a little short in the length department. Drinking window: 2022-2026. 88 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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