GERARD BOULAY CLOS BEAUJEU SANCERRE 2016

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John Gilman
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GBSB201611 UCAU
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Naturally fermented in large, upright cuve, then aged in three and four-year-old 300L barrels.
Naturally fermented in large, upright cuve, then aged in three and four-year-old 300L barrels.

Scores & Reviews

93+ / 100

John Gilman

The Clos de Beaujeu bottling from Domaine Boulay is produced from vines that average forty-five years of age and the 2014 is stellar. The bouquet is still quite primary, but shows plenty of complexity to come with a bit of bottle age, delivering scents of lemon, pink grapefruit, petrol, chalky minerality, spring flowers, a nice touch of grassiness and a youthful topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and utterly seamless, with outstanding mid-palate depth, zesty acids and exceptional focus and grip on the very long and still quite reserved finish. This is emphatically built for the cellar and needs bottle age to allow its secondary layers of complexity to emerge, but it is so well-balanced, that those curious can certainly drink it in its youth with great pleasure. But, try to tuck it away in the cellar for at least a few years and really let it blossom properly!