Comte Lafond Sancerre 2005

img_3966.jpgThe 2005 Sancerre from Pouilly-Fumé based De Ladoucette is among the best Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had over the last couple of months. What I look for in this variety is a combination between layers of ripe fruit, chalky minerality and lively acid and this is exactly what you get in this wine. A classic nose with aromas of white flowers, straw, lemon, wet pebbles and notes of fresh green asparagus precedes a rich and seamingless palate. Certainly, the outspoken, ambitious and full texture is the housestyle of this producer but this time it seems to be balanced by brisker acidity then in the ones I’ve seen before. Vintage or bottle variation, I don’t know but that this wine is a compulsory drink for every Sauvignon Blanc lover is sure. 92 points  

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $55  Drink: Now-2009

Other vintages: 2004

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