Light gold. Pungent citrus and pear on the nose, with complicating notes of dried flowers and candied ginger. Nervy and minerally on entry, gaining weight and power in the middle palate and offering gently sweet nectarine and tangerine flavors. Very complex already but this is balanced to age. Finishes with a strong mineral character.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 90-91
"From tank, the Labaille’s 2011 Sancerre Les Monts Damnes offers a bright impression…it evinces smoky, fusil, chalky…aspects as well as succulent kiwi and grapefruit in spades, and with an extra measure of sheer juiciness and saliva-stimulating salinity that add to the persistence and next-sip inducement of the finish. Lees-enhanced richness of texture offers something of a platform for showing off the vintage-atypical levity, animation, and minerality that characterize this cuvee…It should prove profoundly delightful for at least half a dozen years, not to mention it is an excellent value. 90-91 Points." - Wine Advocate