Score: 88 Points Wine Spectator Online Author: James Molesworth
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
"Mature, with mulled cherry and blood orange notes gliding through, framed with light sandalwood and cedar accents. Shows a slight dusty hint at the very end. Charming. Drink now. 1,000 cases made."
Score: 93 Points The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
"The 2012 Sancerre Sauvage Pinot Noir is sourced from old vines planted on calcareous silt soils in Bué in 1952. Fermented and aged in demi-muids for 15 months and bottled unfiltered, this is a remarkable red Sancerre. Dark in color and with delicate floral aromas of licorice and violets, intermixed with ripe dark fruit and chocolate flavors, this is a full-bodied, rich and silky textured Pinot with power, finesse, tension and a very persistent mineral expression. Four years old now, this lovely juicy, concentrated and fruit-intense but also tension-filled wine is super aromatic and tight, thanks to its firm yet delicate tannins and refreshing mineral acidity. There is a beautiful grip and juicy cherry character here and I would love to drink this excellent Pinot Noir at a cooler temperature of 13/14° Celsius with barbecue. There could be less chocolate and less biting tannins for sure, but in fact I don't care. I love this wine as is."
- Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
"Low-yielding old vines have produced this perfumed wine. Along with the fragrance, it has a tannic structure, layers of acidity and red fruits that are gently maturing. The wine is dense, with rare concentration for a red Sancerre, while the aftertaste balances acidity and fruitiness. Drink now."
Grade: Best of the Year, 2016