Thomas-Labaille Les Monts Damnés Chavignol Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Ratings on Delectable

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Nose is defined with musky melon, quince, and gooseberry notes, lime peel, green apple and plum. Flinty and grassy undertones but this is really showing its youthful fruit right now. Palate is brisk but offers some great round, creamy texture to break up all that zesty and focused acid. Still tense though, matches nose but rides more of the salty/mineral and herbal side, departs with a burst of crushed oyster shell. Can really sense the exposure of the “Les Monts Damnés” hillside. Malo really adds dimension and richness, and there’s an impression of lees integration. May not touch the depth and complexity of Cotat or Bouley bottlings but the price makes this punch above its weight for sure.

Nose is defined with musky melon, quince, and gooseberry notes, lime peel, green apple and plum. Flinty and grassy undertones but this is really showing its youthful fruit right now. Palate is brisk but offers some great round, creamy texture to break up all that zesty and focused acid. Still tense though, matches nose but rides more of the salty/mineral and herbal side, departs with a burst of crushed oyster shell. Can really sense the exposure of the “Les Monts Damnés” hillside. Malo really adds dimension and richness, and there’s an impression of lees integration. May not touch the depth and complexity of Cotat or Bouley bottlings but the price makes this punch above its weight for sure.

9.1

Daniel McGeough Delectable Pro

Needs time! Ripping acidity!! Some mineral inflected citrusy fruit!! Wait on it

Needs time! Ripping acidity!! Some mineral inflected citrusy fruit!! Wait on it

9.0

Jordan Wardlaw Delectable Pro

Rather full-bodied and sturdy in this vintage. Not terribly aromatic yet but showing excellent concentration and finesse across the palate, fruit becoming fleshier and weightier with air, finishing with spearmint and coriander flavors. Solid mineral backbone.

Rather full-bodied and sturdy in this vintage. Not terribly aromatic yet but showing excellent concentration and finesse across the palate, fruit becoming fleshier and weightier with air, finishing with spearmint and coriander flavors. Solid mineral backbone.

9.0

Location

  • 6801 Melrose Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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    Sunday: 12pm-5pm
    Monday: 12pm-8pm
    Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-8pm

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