Domaine François Crochet Sancerre Blanc “Exils” 2019
“The 2019 Sancerre Exils (an anagram of silex) is the parcel farthest from the domaine, hence the double meaning of its name. Having spent 12 months on lees in wooden tanks, this has developed briny characters and almond notes and thrown off its primary fruit. It’s a light-bodied yet structured style, showing off both the terroir and the vintage. Like a car that can reach 100mph in two seconds, it really takes off and has great direction.” Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
Cuvée Cul de Beaujeu is a grand terroir of Sancerre, a cru on Kimméridgian marl. When tasting, it stands out for its smoky and mineral aromas and exotic fruit. Full and round, on the palate the mineral and exotic fruit flavours abound. Highly elegant, it has good ageing potential.
"There's a tenderness to the 2019 Sancerre Les Grand Chemarin, filling the mouth with a silken texture. Expect pure lemon, apple cream and croissant-like flavors from 18 months on lees and malolactic conversion. A zen-like expression, yet fresh, with a fine structure that clasps the front of the mouth, providing reassuring grip. Medium-long length." - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous