2020 Sancerre Les Monts Damnés, Domaine Paul Prieur et Fils

2020 Sancerre Les Monts Damnés, Domaine Paul Prieur et Fils

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This is Sancerre’s best known and greatest site. It is a dramatic slope of Kimmeridgian terres blanches in Chavignol that wraps around the hillside and dips down into the commune of Verdigny, where Luc’s parcel lies. His 2020 is charged with the site's natural power and depth, and has layer upon layer of energy and drive. Its ample weight and scintillating concentration promise it is built for greater things. Don't be afraid to cellar this, it will only improve.

Critic score
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Sancerre, Central Loire / Cœur-de-France, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Sauvignon Blanc
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2035info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The Prieur vines are situated to the east of the Monts Damnés slope, with an easterly rather than southerly aspect. Even with vines at higher altitudes on the slope, a rich, weighty cuvée is produced, with generous ripe stone and tropical fruit, cut with a rapier-like line of acidity. One third of the cuvée is aged in 600-litre tonneau, the rest in steel tank. Youthful, but with great promise.

Andy Howard MW, Decanter (April 2022)
94/100

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