Sunday, April 24, 2011

Laurent Reverdy Sancerre 2009

Laurent Reverdy Sancerre 2009
Origin: France
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: February 2011
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review: Medium golden yellow in color, this wine has aromas of citrus and tropical fruit with notes of honey and spice. More flavorful on the palate than one might expect from the nose, and of a similar profile, there is a rounded mouthfeel, not quite soft but sort of creamy. The finish adds some mineral and herbal character, a somewhat harsh though not unpleasant contrast to what precedes it.

Our rating: We rarely purchase Sancerre, as it is typically far more expensive than we want to spend on everyday wine. But at $10, we couldn't pass this up and all in all, it is rather nice. It isn't quite as interesting as we might have hoped, lacking the subtlety and depth that this varietal is capable of showing, but still, given its price, it's hard not to appreciate it for what it is. We served our bottle with roasted chicken, with which it paired quite nicely. We think poultry is probably the best pairing, but pork would likely work as well; it seems a little heavy -- not the right word but serves its purpose here -- for appetizers or lighter meals. We rate it on the high side of Average.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: None found.

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