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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 12 
TypeWhite
ProducerGérard Boulay (web)
VarietySauvignon Blanc
DesignationChavignol
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionLoire Valley
SubRegionUpper Loire
AppellationSancerre

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2014 and 2022 (based on 4 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Gerard Boulay Sancerre Chavignol on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 58 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by skifree on 5/9/2015 & rated 90 points: Very intense citrus on opening, good acidity, then more balance, light pear / apple, some mineral and the citrus toned down on days 2 and 3. Paired with baked parmesan halibut on first day, was a nice match. (227 views)
 Tasted by mat600 on 12/21/2014 & rated 90 points: Toujours un excellent qualité-prix. Le 2010 est particulièrement réussi avec des notes de miel sur une acidité franche. Le vin est droit. 90 sur 100. (672 views)
 Tasted by mat600 on 9/22/2014 & rated 90 points: Vin avec une belle amertume sur une bouche saline. De belles notes de fruits jaunes au nez. Un excellent apéro sur une finale moyenne. J'aime bien. 90 sur 100. (911 views)
 Tasted by mat600 on 6/4/2014 & rated 90 points: Superbe expression de Sancerre. Le meilleur millésime bu jusqu'ici et le plus consistant. Des notes de miel avec une droiture typique. Belle longueur et une très belle fraicheur. (1281 views)
 Tasted by mat600 on 2/2/2014 & rated 89 points: Beau tranchant avec une minéralité excellente. Des notes de pommes et une belle longueur. Rien à redire. (1567 views)
 Tasted by mat600 on 12/25/2013 & rated 90 points: Belle bouteille avec une minéralité. Des notes de pêches, de melon et de pamplemousse viennent dans une longue finale. (1548 views)
 Tasted by joefel on 12/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Really nice wine - same notes as before. (1306 views)
 Tasted by cse on 10/26/2013 & rated 91 points: this wine is really singing now. i've bought boulay chauvignol every year since the 2004 (or was it the 2002?) and i've felt just a bit let down by every vintage since the first. but this wine is in a beautiful place right now. glorious aromatics, fresh and biting on the palate. long finish with a touch of almond. (1307 views)
 Tasted by j.a.price.trucking on 10/8/2013 & rated 89 points: Lemon. Sunshine. Balanced. Pleasant. (1085 views)
 Tasted by joefel on 9/30/2013 & rated 89 points: Same notes as before - nice bottle of wine. (773 views)
 Tasted by Atwellian on 9/20/2013 & rated 90 points: Light gold. Complex aromatics, a bit of sherry, green apple, hint of peach. Taste is initially tangy, opens a bit with time, full mouthfeel, strong acidity, but not unbalanced. Long, tart, mildly stoney finish. Very good. (774 views)
 Tasted by Blue Shorts on 8/27/2013: Nice, crisp Sauv Blanc. Excellent with crab and fish. (929 views)
 Tasted by Sheila62 on 7/28/2013: Really good classic sancerre that is balanced with fruit, herbs, minerality, and a good spine of structure. Opened up over dinner to reveal more.. (944 views)
 Tasted by Blue Shorts on 7/14/2013 & rated 88 points: Nose of citrus, minerals and grass. Light flavors of peach and melon, strongly dominated by minerality and a good acid level. A great food wine. Short, clean finish. (815 views)
 Tasted by linserge on 6/3/2013: In contrast to the usual overly-fleshy Boulay, this was rather tight, thin, tart and acidic. Plus side: a hint of seashells. It seemed to aspire towards chablis, but fall short. Worse on Day 2. (1100 views)
 Tasted by kkazaks on 4/6/2013 & rated 90 points: Quite delicious, if a little simple and making me wish to taste the upper end Boulays of this vintage.

On the nose, minerally and some pit fruit aromas - white peaches and apricots. Almost Chenin-like but not waxy or honeyed.

On the palate there was some grassiness typical of Sauv Blanc, but in a very nice restrained way.

A little simple on the mid-palate and finish - if quite quaffable - makes me like I said interested to taste the higher end Sancerres from Boulay in this vintage (and others).

Well done! (1204 views)
 Tasted by Mr T on 3/15/2013: nice sancerre...but we are less and less fond of the appelation...want a bit more fruit (1157 views)
 Tasted by angryphoton on 2/9/2013 & rated 89 points: Quite fruit forward for a Sancerre but a good wine none the less. Manages to have enough acidity to prevent it from being unbalanced. Has some notes of meyer lemon, pineapple and grapefruit. Finish was medium but could have used a bit more focus. (872 views)
 Tasted by j.a.price.trucking on 2/1/2013: Notes from Memory: not as much magic as other Boulays, but still nice. (707 views)
 Tasted by leesullivan on 1/20/2013 & rated 90 points: minerally taste. very clean. smell was mild fruit. like it a lot (1271 views)
 Tasted by burr on 12/9/2012 & rated 89 points: Initially too cold, was taut and sharp. After a couple hours and warming to room temp, stone fruit and richness came out balancing the ample acid. Lemon rind, lime rind, mineral. Too young. (1500 views)
 Tasted by Gregg G on 12/1/2012: Arrived about a 2 weeks ago had to try one. Tart grapefruit, racey, crisp. Paired brilliantly with roasted red pepper/tomato bisque. Delightful Sancerre here. (1434 views)
 Tasted by Pierre-Yves on 9/22/2012 & rated 88 points: First impressions were very good, ample, deep.... but quickly faded in a more classic citrusy taste. But it got highlighted with chavignol cheese ... like dry sweet white raisins that sometimes are put on top of goat cheese. (1724 views)
 Tasted by ravbik on 8/12/2012 & rated 83 points: Crisp, light, granny smith apples, lemon, clean (1884 views)
 Tasted by jbehrendt on 8/3/2012 & rated 90 points: Frist time we drank a Sancerre from this producer. Very impressed. Nice and crisp and well balanced. (1645 views)
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Professional 'Channels'
By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, The Annual Loire Valley Report: The 2010 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems
(Sancerre- Domaine Gérard Boulay) Login and sign up and see review text.
By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/8/2011)
(Gérard Boulay Sancerre White) Subscribe to see review text.
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Gérard Boulay

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France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Loire Valley

Vins du Val de Loire (Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire)

Sancerre

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