2014 Alphonse Mellot Grands Champs Sancerre Rouge

Pinot Noir - 1.5L
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WE 94 WA 92
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, October 2017

From old vines planted in a single vineyard, this is a spectacular red. It has the crisp acidity of the cool-climate Sancerre, but it also has the weight and ripeness of a fine Burgundy. The wood aging has left a spicy...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016

From 66-year-old vines on limestone soils, the 2014 Sancerre En Grands Champs offers a deep, elegant and floral, as well as spicy bouquet with perfectly ripe red and dark fruit aromas. Firm, fresh and pure on the palate...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Sub-region Sancerre
Vintage 2014
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

This 2014 Alphonse Mellot Grands Champs Sancerre Rouge is a captivating red wine that showcases the elegance and finesse of Pinot Noir. Hailing from the renowned Sancerre region in the Loire Valley of France, this wine is the epitome of sophistication.

In the glass, this wine presents a deep and alluring red color that immediately captures the eye. The nose is a delight, with a bouquet that is both elegant and floral, offering enticing notes of perfectly ripe red and dark fruits. The aromas are complemented by a touch of spice, adding complexity and intrigue to the overall profile.

On the palate, this Pinot Noir truly shines. It is firm, fresh, and pure, showcasing a remarkable balance between its mineral and tannic structure. The wine displays a stunning finesse that is characteristic of the best examples of this varietal. The finish is invigoratingly fresh and salty, leaving a lasting impression.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate has awarded this wine an impressive score of 92. He praises its deep and elegant bouquet, as well as its firm structure and serious charm. Parker also notes the wine's aging potential, indicating that it will continue to evolve beautifully over time.

Wine Enthusiast also highly regards this wine, awarding it an outstanding score of 94. The publication highlights the unique combination of crisp acidity and weighty ripeness that sets this wine apart. The wood aging has added a delightful spicy and toasty edge to the beautiful cherry fruits, creating a harmonious and complex flavor profile.

This 2014 Alphonse Mellot Grands Champs Sancerre Rouge is a true gem that embodies the best characteristics of Pinot Noir. With its exceptional balance and aging potential, it is a wine that will continue to impress for years to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this red wine is sure to captivate wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.