Friday, August 10, 2012

Domaine Daulny Sancerre, 2007

Everyone agrees that Sauvignon Blanc is for early drinking, but I have a hard time following that philosophy with a good Sancerre like Domaine Daulny. I'm always hanging on to a few bottles for a special occasion and then finding that I have too many older vintages waiting to be drunk. This wine may have been better two or three years ago, but it also has some pleasant qualities I might otherwise have missed.

The color is an overly deep gold, but the smells are fresh enough--grapefruit, gooseberries and melon. Lacks the sharp definition and briskness of a young Sancerre but there is nothing stale or offputting. It's medium bodied with an intriguing texture and mouth feel that gets better with every sip. Domaine Daulny's personality begins to shine on the finish. Even on the second and third nights, this wine still has plenty to offer.

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