2011 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore

Sauvignon Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Upper Loire
  • Sancerre
Drink between 2016 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91.9 15 reviews
Label borrowed from 2010
Label borrowed from 2008
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Gargantua Likes this wine:

    September 12, 2016 - Peter Weygandt kindly brought a magnum of this young marvel to a dinner. Lots of pine balsam and asphalt on the nose, a bit sweaty, really hard gaining access to the crackling limestone minerality beneath. This wine needs 10 years probably! Dear Lord, if this is 2011 when will I be able to open my 2013 and do it justice?

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: (94 points)

    July 7, 2016 - Bob's B-Day (Ripple - Washington, DC): I was worried I was opening this too early, but really interesting to taste it right now, even if it's in a bit of a transitional phase. So much mint on the nose! Mint on top of rosemary and white pepper, not to mention oyster shells and smashed rocks. Wonderful convergence of rich texture/oily mouthfeel with brisk, tingling acidity. Sliced apples and guava fruit is absolutely drenched in minerals, sea salt and an intense herbal cocktail of min, rosemary and fennel. It really opened up a lot as it got air and warmed up over the course of the evening. This has a long way to go but even in this stage, it's fascinating and delicious.

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  • Mrbuzz Likes this wine: (96 points)

    November 11, 2015 - A first for me…..HELLO minerals! Like drinking from a puddle in a rock quarry next to a citrus orchard! So fresh and bursting with crisp tart citrus fruit, as well as some exotics…..complexities abound with clean petrol, flowers, chalk, smoked herbs…..reminded me a little of Trimbach CSH and a white Bordeaux combo…..this was SUPER interesting and tasty! Looks to be a long ager as well. Will be on the lookout for this stuff!

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  • 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.

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  • 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 7 (2%)
  • In Cellars 226 (75%)
  • Consumed 70 (23%)

Food Pairing

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

Who Likes This Wine

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