Tasted in early March, the 2019 Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés offers a highly attractive bouquet of just-ripe plums, apricots, mango, passion fruit, elderflower, spicy/herbal and spring-like leafy terroir aromas with delicate iodine ad lemon notes in the background. From Kimmeridgian marls and aged on the lees for 10 months, this is a full-bodied, round and aromatic yet vital, fresh and tensioned picture-book Mont Damnés with lovely grapefruit bitters on the long and complex finish. The wine is round and intense, very elegant and perfectly balanced, just spectacular in its early accessibility. Possibly the finest of the last decade.
94 points, Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)