This was way different than the bottle I had a couple years ago. Before it was big, ripe and primary with juicy gooseberry and grapefruit. Some of that is still there but there is loads of river stone minerals, herbs, anise and loads more going on. Can't keep your nose out. Loved it.
A stunning bottle of Vatan Sancerre. It starts out as a mineral bomb, incredibly flinty and chalky on the palate, and with air tart grapefruit and other citrus flavours emerge, with other herbal and faint floral notes developing with more time. There's amazing depth here, great focus and lightness on the palate with a powerful acid spine beneath, and remarkable length. Vatan never fails to deliver.
Dinner at Browntrout (Browntrout - Chicago, IL): Unbelievable wine and the best 2010 Vatan Sancerre I've had to date. This was popped and poured and the floral and herbal aromas leaped out of the bottle. I didn't want to stop smelling this wine as it had one of the best aromas I've come across lately. The palate was dense with flavor, but light as air. Lots of pear, lime, and lemons with an airy white floral tone. Acidity was off the charts too.
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