Wine Review #7:
Les Côte des Monts Damnés
Loire Valley, France
Tasted At: Fine Vintage Sensory Master Class
May 5, 2018
AROMA AND FLAVOR CHARACTERISTICS:
Just to be clear, I’m rating the 2015 vintage and not the 2000 vintage as seen in the lead picture. I just couldn’t find a very good 2015 picture! Very good, citrus”y” Sancerre from the Loire Valley in France. This is what you look for in a Loire Valley Sancerre. Lots of lemon and grapefruit flavors with high acidity and intensity. So refreshing. Picture sitting on the back porch on a hot August day. This wine will hypnotize you.
Wine Rating: 90
Price Adjusted Rating: 86
Note: My goal is to provide characteristics of the wine and not to sway a wine drinker from trying any wine – even those that I rate at a lower score. My rating is just that – MY rating. I base the rating on 5 characteristics: balance, length, intensity, complexity and expressiveness. I am independent in my evaluation of every wine. Ultimately, my wine rating scale is the same scale used by Robert Parker whereby:
80-89 Above Average to Excellent
60-69 Below Average
< 59 Appalling
I also provide a price adjusted rating. This rating takes into account the quality of the wine (per my rating) and the average price consumers are paying for a standard 750ml bottle of wine.