2017 Chavignol Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Light and tight and fresh. Long and really builds towards the end. Drinking range: 2018 - 2020 Rating: 16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2018)
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Cool and youthful on the nose but fantastic depth on the palate, delivering a wad of tightly packed, restrained but ripe fruit with a long mineral spine. Crisp green apples and spicy pears and quince. Long, persistent, mouth-filling and hugely confident, going into a finish framed in stone. Bravo! Drinking range: 2018 - 2021 Rating: 17 Tamlyn Currin - www.JancisRobinson.com(May 2018)
Domaine Vincent Delaporte
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).
There's such a appetising zip to good Sauvignon Blanc. It makes the perfect refreshing aperitif and richer examples match seafood so well. Here are four of the best to inject some life into tired palates.
We have sold Vincent Delaporte's most excellent Sancerres since the dawn of LEA & SANDEMAN itself. They never fail to tantalise, refresh and amaze. From the crisp minerally white (and its old vines bigger brother), through to the bright and enjoyable Pinot Noir reds, with a drop of pretty rosé too. A set to savour.
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