2015 Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre SKU #1248159

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K&L Notes

This Sancerre has a pale yellow color with hints of flashing green. Aromatically, it possesses a nice fruity component of crispy white peaches, melon, yellow plums and the typical presence of flinty minerals. On the palate, it has a richness and persistence which is nicely balanced with fruit texture, mineral and acidity. The excellent length gets even better as the bottle breathes. If you can get your hands on a round of Crottin de Chavignol, call it a day. Or, try this with pan roasted shellfish with just a touch of butter and a squeeze of lemon.

Staff Reviews

  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    6/15/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Rocky minerality, green citrus, lively acid and a price point geared to move. Every vintage, Domaine Des Cotes Blanches produces high quality, under-priced (in my opinion...) and beautifully elegant wines. Come grab a few while they're still here!
  • Jeff Garneau
    By: Jeff Garneau
    5/31/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    Prices for the many of the best known producers in the upper Loire Valley continue to increase year by year, with many Sancerres now selling in the $20 to $50 range. In order to continue to make available a selection of wines for less than $20, we have been expanding the portfolio of wines we import directly. Newly arrived from France is the 2015 Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre, now the fourth vintage we have offered of this classic Sauvignon Blanc. There is a hint of something delicately floral on the nose at first blush, followed by more assertive notes of fresh herbs – tarragon and thyme. Intensely mineral in expression with notes of smoke and gunflint. The fruit is decidedly citrus in character with loads of fresh grapefruit. Bright and fresh, crisp and clean overall with perhaps a bit more weight than I expected – a product of the 2015 vintage? (Quite good by all accounts. Time will tell…) If you are a Sancerre fan this one is hitting on all cylinders. Don't miss out.
  • Mahon McGrath
    By: Mahon McGrath
    4/27/2016
    K&L Staff Member
    This one’ll make your mouth water for sure. Coiled notes of wet rocks, gooseberry, lemon grass, and lime tease out on the nose. Focused and ripping, those seeking more indolent pleasures need look elsewhere, as there is only a narrow window of mid-palate kiwi sweetness before the roaring tide of cleansing acidity sweeps all before it, and when that rush finally recedes, it ends stark and stonily. A thrill ride for the purists!

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