2017 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore

Sauvignon Blanc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Upper Loire
  • Sancerre

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  • mye wrote:

    September 19, 2020 - Generally I’m not a Sauv Blanc fan as the grape is just uninteresting relatively speaking. There are exceptions I suppose to everything, and this was one. The nose had tropical notes of pineapple, peach, but also wet stones, minerality galore, with a touch of fresh grass clippings. Palate did not match the greatness of the nose, as it showed a lot of alcohol and oak. Even after 2 hours, it was still glorious smelling but oaky tasting. Too young, but one of the better SBs I’ve had.

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  • sman commented:

    9/19/20, 7:19 PM - Vatan is great, but i do not think they use any new oak. but last one i had was a 2007 this year, so perhaps they have changed élevage.

  • mye commented:

    9/19/20, 7:28 PM - 2007 was edmond’s last vintage? Nice! Would love to try one. But yes, they don’t see new oak but they do see oak barrels I think. The heat and oak is probably just due to youth though.

  • sman commented:

    9/23/20, 6:36 PM - i just do not think they use oak barrels new enough to impart oaky flavors. Edmond's last vintage in full command was 2007, but he supposedly has been in the loop since his daughter Anne took over. her husband is related to clos rougeard (a foucault) so maybe his influence has her using new oak now. probably jon gilman's journal would tell us. i don't subscribe to any wine journals.
    anyway, enjoy!

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