2009 Domaine Lucien Crochet Sancerre Le Chene
Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
  • WA 90

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WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
Scents of mint and diverse hedge flowers in the nose of Crochet's 2009 Sancerre Le Chene lead to a palate of impressive brightness invigoration and levity for its vintage. A crystalline saline and chalky sense of... Scents of mint and diverse hedge flowers in the nose of Crochet's 2009 Sancerre Le Chene lead to a palate of impressive brightness invigoration and levity for its vintage. A crystalline saline and chalky sense of minerality as well as diverse floral notes are glimpsed through a luscious pool of lime tangerine musk melon and grapefruit. This broadly palate-coating concentrate finishes with zest and pungency but without its 14.8% alcohol pushing the bitter notes too far to the fore and with only a touch of heat. We'll see how it gets into bottle but I would expect this to give quite a show provided one doesn't cellar it for long and thereby risk its alcohol becoming a more negative factor in the overall flavor equation. If my assessment is correct it would be a shame if Crochet were to wait as long as he usually does before releasing this cuvee. (89-90+) --- David Schildknecht
Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Sancerre
Vintage 2009