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Fresh, dry whites, over £10 - SANCERRE, Chavignol, Monts Damnes, Cotat. Loire Valley

2008 SANCERRE, Chavignol, Les Monts Damnés, Francois Cotat. Loire Valley

Bin: 1190
Press Reviews: "An extraordinarily firm and vigorous pithy fruit on the nose here, with a real bite to it rather than anything fine or perfumed. There is vibrant citrus zest, but also a much more grippy, biting, layer of grapefruit pith. The palate carries on in the same vein, showing lots of backbone and grip. There is a lovely weight to it, broad and quite polished and deeply textured, but still with lots of raw structure at its core which only comes to the fore towards the end of the palate, bringing a huge sense of bitter energy here which lingers on for a long time. This is a very exciting wine. It is still clearly very young, with lots of raw potential here. Plenty of lovely texture to it as well. With a little more air it shows a more supple integration. But still a wine with hidden talents I think." Chris Kissack in 2013, winedoctor.com
"2008 was a vintage that I bought for my own cellar, but the wines were so tight out of the blocks that I just tucked them away for future drinking and had not been back to a bottle of any of the three cuvées from François Cotat since release. Therefore, I was very happy to see how beautifully the Monts Damnés is evolving, as the wine delivers a deep, complex and nicely cool aromatic profile of lime, gooseberry, damp grass, petrol, fine minerality and orange blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and very long, with a fine core, lovely youthful grassiness in ascendency today and impressive cut and grip on the very well-balanced finish. 2017-2040" - John Gilman, writing in 2017.

£79.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount

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5% discounts on Mixed Cases.
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