Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere Red 2014 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere Red 2014 750ml
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Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere Red 2014

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750ml
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Category White Wine
Varietal
Origin France, Loire Valley, Sancerre
Brand Alphonse Mellot
Alcohol/vol 13%
This 100% Pinot Noir red wine, the product of a truly royal grape variety, can be merciless if its nobility is not shown the respect it deserves. It considers itself a fruit to be relished to the full, as ripe and red as you could wish for, a vigorous yet tender wine without undue complexity. Red and black berries are readily recognizable on the nose, set off by spicy notes of pink pepper and cinnamon. Mellow and full-bodied on the palate. Pair with Shepherd's pie, leg of lamb, pigeon stuffed with foie gras or traditional fruit pie will reveal the full length and richness of its structure. La Moussière is a wine that ages to perfection.
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This wine comes from the core estate in the Mellot vineyard. Rich black-cherry flavors are enhanced by the layers of wood and tannins. An intense wine, it shows the finest potential of Pinot Noir in Sancerre. Drink from 2019.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2018
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The 2014 Sancerre La Moussière Red is fine and very elegant on the beautifully pure, deep, quite intense and floral nose that is reminiscent of red rather than black cassis, black berries, lemon rind, leather and, with aeration, plums, indicating a certain sweetness and openness. It is a bit volatile perhaps but still in an acceptable way. Still young but very elegant and finessed on the palate, this is a full-bodied, dense and tightly structured yet pure Sancerre rouge with a silky texture, a juicy fruit core and an only initially slightly astringent finish. This has good length and concentration, and aeration helps to reduce the astringency on the finish. Tasted in January and February 2021.

Stephan Reinhardt, March 18, 2021

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