2011 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore

Sauvignon Blanc

  • France
  • > Loire Valley
  • > Upper Loire
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Anonymous wrote: (94 points)

    December 23, 2014 - Yo, damn good juice and will improve with age!

  • Bill Bucklew wrote: (90 points)

    July 18, 2014 - Wound up very tight, bright lemon fruit with an intense minerality. Great core, just not expressing it yet.

  • Rob and Meg wrote: (93 points)

    July 15, 2014 - This was stunning and wonderfully dichotomous, as richly textured, deep citrus fruit battled searing acidity and vibrant minerals for one's attention. Complexities abound with underlying dew laden cut grass, fresh green herbs, grapefruit rind, and honeysuckle. An excellent, lengthy, and tightly wound finish bodes well for the cellar. Hold.

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  • psmith wrote: (87 points)

    April 6, 2014 - Tart. Sweat. Typical Vatan oily texture. Citrus notes. Well balanced. Something a bit off-putting in the flavor profile, but enjoyable overall.

  • rmalloy wrote: (83 points)

    April 2, 2014 - I found this wine bizarre. One professional reviewer mentioned chicken broth. One reviewer here mentions fennel and spring onion. I agree with all of that. And I would add: bitter almonds. This is one of the most bitter wines I've ever tasted.

    I found this combination unpleasant. Interesting, but unpleasant. So much so that I would think my bottle is flawed but for the tasting notes of others. This tastes nothing like any sauvignon blanc I have ever tasted.

    Thus, I must respectfully dissent from the high reviews.

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, The Annual Loire Valley Report The 2011 Vintage and Other Recently Tasted Gems

    (Sancerre “Clos la Néore”- Edmond et Anne Vatan) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Edmond Vatan
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos la Néore
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Upper Loire
  • Appellation Sancerre

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 21 (8%)
  • In Cellars 194 (76%)
  • Consumed 39 (15%)

Food Pairing

Chevre Cheese, Chicken Dishes, Goat Cheese, Salad, Shellfish, Trout, White Fish

Who Likes This Wine

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