Sancerre 2013, Vincent Delaporte
I realize that this sauvignon blanc from Sancerre is neither in Burgundy (where as Pouilly-Fumé is in Burgundy) nor is it produced from a Burgundy grape. But, sometimes its worth telling everyone about a wonderful, classy, typical wine. This Sancerre seems to have distilled the essence of sauvignon blanc whilst preserving minerality and finesse. A fascinating nose of celery, white pepper lemon thyme and marjoram. Its vibrant without being stinky. Mineral, fine, fresh and lemon-dominated on the palate. It would be hard to produce a more delicate and delicious Sancerre. Scores 28/30 for Sancerre. And of course, since this wine is from Chavignol it went perfectly with goat's cheese.