2014 Silex Chavignol Domaine Vincent Delaporte

Grapes Sauv Blanc
Colour White
Origin France, Loire
Sub-district Sancerre
Village Chavignol
ABV 12.5%

The 'Silex' as it is now called, is the middle of threee white Sancerres from this domaine. As the Delaporte family say - '2014 is probably the best vintage for us in 10-15 years. We had a beautiful summer. The quality of the grapes was just superb.' This is incredible Sancerre made with grapes from their very best plots – this delivers so much more than you would expect from Sancerre – crystal pure but with gorgeous weight of bright fruit and some floral notes. Mineral powerful and long – as good as it gets.

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Shows good zip, with tarragon and chive notes giving this a tangy, herb-accented feel, while lemon curd and straw notes play out in the background. Drink now through 2017.
90 (Jun 2016)


Patrick and I first visited Vincent Delaporte in 1986, a memorable end to a long day, we finished by tasting older and older red and white Sancerres. His wines were in Steven Spurrier's selection for the Caves de la Madeleine, where I had worked several years earlier, and the London end of which Patrick was running at the time. They have featured in the Lea & Sandeman selection since our very first list. The domaine passed to Vincent's son Jean-Yves and his wife Nathalie, and now their son Mathieu has joined them, after a 'stage' at L&S in the summer of 2012, and taken over the winemaking role. They have recently incorporated the vines of Mathieu's uncle, giving them two new jewels in the crown, decent holdings in the Monts Damnés (white) and Cul de Beaujeu (red). CAL

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