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Domaine Thomas & Fils Sancerre Ultimus 750ml 2011
Sku: 1818650*
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Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub-Region: Central Vineyards
Appellation: Sancerre
Grape Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Type: Still wine
Reg. 37.99
On Sale $30.99
Buy Domaine Thomas & Fils Sancerre Ultimus
Wine Advocate 87 points - Coming as usual from the oldest vines in his Terres Blanches holdings; raised half each in tank and barrique (tasted separately in April); and due for bottling just prior to harvest 2012, Thomas- 2011 Sancerre Ultimus projects considerably more bitterness and opacity than his -regular- Terres Blanches bottling, though also a formidable sense of chalky density. Roughly three grams or residual sugar will remain in the final blend, the notion being that this will help assuage the wine’s bitter tendencies, though I don’t find that this sugar contributes any special synergy. Ripe pear and pink grapefruit with pronounced contribution from its rind inform a palate impressive in its expansive, opulent way; and a saliva-inducing hint of salinity enlivens the persistent finish. (Jun 2012)

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