Henri Bourgeois La Cote Des Mont Damnes Sancerre French Loire White Wine 750 mL


Robert Parker 94 pt Tasted in early March, the 2019 Sancerre le Cote des Monts Damnes offers a highly attractive bouquet of just-ripe plums, apricots, mango, passion fruit, elderflower, spicy/herbal and spring-like leafy terroir aromas with delicate iodine ad lemon notes in the background. From Kimmeridgian marls and aged on the lees for 10 months, this is a full-bodied, round and aromatic yet vital, fresh and tensioned picture-book Mont Damnes with lovely grapefruit bitters on the long and complex finish. The wine is round and intense, very elegant and perfectly balanced, just spectacular in its early accessibility. Possibly the finest of the last decade.

by Robert Parker, SR, 2021.


Description  La Cote des Monts Damnes is an extremely steep south and south-west facing slope in the village of Chavignol composed of Kimmeridgian marls (a soil made up of fossilized seashells and clay). This unique terroir is arguably the world’s most sensational piece of land when it comes to the production of Sauvignon Blanc with depth, power, and aging potential. Only 12 wineries own vines on this slope, and Henri Bourgeois owns more of it than anyone and in a prime location straddling the top of the hill.

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Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in
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