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  • Remarkably well balanced and drinkable for a young Beaujeu
  • This is a flinty, mineral, bracing example of Sancerre
  • This has the potential to age very nicely

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Captivating aromas of white flowers, pear and lemon.
Palate The wine is clean and bright with succulent yellow fruits and sharper citrus fruit. Has nice minerality on the long finish.
Food Pairing Shellfish, Crab and Lobster.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Naturally fermented in large, upright cuve, then aged in three and four-year-old 300L barrels.
Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Sancerre
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
John Gilman
The Clos de Beaujeu bottling from Domaine Boulay is produced from vines that average forty-five years of age and the 2014 is stellar. The bouquet is still quite primary, but shows plenty of complexity to come with a bit of bottle age, delivering scents of lemon, pink grapefruit, petrol, chalky minerality, spring flowers, a nice touch of grassiness and a youthful topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and utterly seamless, with outstanding mid-palate depth, zesty acids and exceptional focus and grip on the very long and still quite reserved finish. This is emphatically built for the cellar and needs bottle age to allow its secondary layers of complexity to emerge, but it is so well-balanced, that those curious can certainly drink it in its youth with great pleasure. But, try to tuck it away in the cellar for at least a few years and really let it blossom properly!


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