2017 Henri Bourgeois ‘La Côte des Monts Damnés’ Sancerre
Wine Spectator 93: Very pure, with a racy feel to the lemon pith, white peach, thyme, and gooseberry notes, backed by a brisk flinty edge on the finish. A light kiss of shortbread hangs in the background and should emerge a bit more with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2021.
Wine Enthusiast 93: This steep slope of vines dominates the village of Chavignol, home to the Bourgeois family. An aromatic wine, it is crisp, textured and full of citrus and gooseberry flavors. This beautiful wine is still young, so wait to drink until 2019.
Decanter 91: I marked this down as a Sancerre, and it didn't let me down: the subtle lemony nose is followed by an almost-tart attack with some soapy, slightly bitter elderflower notes. It has nice crisp acidity and great persistency. A good food wine.