Wine Spectator by James Molesworth

Wine spectator





92 points Pouilly Fumé “Les Terres Blanches” 2016.

A real rapier, with flint, chive and thyme notes that ripple along, flecked with sel gris and chalk accents along the way.

Long and very precise. Needs a little time to unwind.





92pts Sancerre White “Le Chêne Marchand” 2016

An invigoratingly fresh, chiseled style, offering piercing lime and flint notes laced with a whiff of smoke. The steely finish has a lovely cut. Long and mouthwatering, with the textbook profile of the vintage.




91 pts Sancerre White “La Côte” 2015

Vibrant, with gooseberry, lemon peel and honeysuckle notes backed by a racy, mouthwatering, thyme-accented finish.




91 pts Sancerre White “Le Roc” 2015

On the slightly plump side, with lemon curd and gooseberry jelly notes lined with light verbena and smoke accents. Zip shows up through the finish.




91 pts Sancerre White “Le Grand Chemarin” 2015

Shows the plump profile of the vintage, with gooseberry jelly, lemon curd and paraffin notes, though a lively thyme accent and juicy acidity make their presence felt on the finish, keeping this honest.