Pascal Cotat Sancerre Les Monts Damnes 2008
Pale yellow. Deep, mineral-inflected aromas of pear, quince, anise and white flowers. Round and expansive in the mouth, offering deep orchard fruit flavors and complicating notes of succulent herbs and flowers. Manages to be both rich and energetic, finishing with excellent thrust and lingering minerality. This wine has a great track record for rewarding cellaring.
Narcissus, fresh lemon, nettle, and intimations of chalk in the nose of Pascal Cotat's 2008 Sancerre Les Monts Damnes lead to bright, mouth-watering, practically spine-tingling and yet extract rich and substantial palate. Finishing with brash citricity, bitter hints of huckleberry and lemon pip, and minerality of a sort you lick your lips in vain to remove, this handsomely lean, muscular Monts Damnes (truly dry, at 2 grams residual sugar) should prove fascinating and versatile over the coming 4-6 years.
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No one can doubt that winemaking runs in the blood of the Cotat family. On the slopes of the Monts Damnés in Chavignol, the family has tended both Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir since the end of the second World War. It was only in the 1990s when two brothers, Paul... View More