2003 Daniel Crochet Sancerre - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 12-06-2004 10:23 AM

Tried a small pour at Enoteca Vin, Raleigh.
$6.50 for 3 oz. pour, $11.00 for glass, $39 for a bottle at the restaurant. Very pale, almost colorless. Not as interesting as the Pascal Cottat V.V. Sancerre or the 2000 Lucien Crochet Sancerre Le Chene. A mild frown. I have many better Sancerres.
A very nice lady who sat next to me refered to the producer as Daniel "Crockett."

- Thomas - 12-06-2004 11:50 AM

Didn't you know that after the Alamo, Davy's brother went to Sancerre to start up a winery, and the family keeps it going???

Ah, those 2003 Sancerre's are dangerous. I've had one in the cellar for a couple of months (Buissones) and have been afraid to open it.

- Scoop - 12-06-2004 03:00 PM

Fear not, Foodie, the Buissones is one of the better bottlings of the 2003 that I've tried. It ain't typical (it's pretty big), but it is recognizable, and a nice wine under the (vintage) circumstances.



- wondersofwine - 12-06-2004 03:03 PM

Another one that did okay was the P. Cottat Sancerre V.V. Perhaps not as acidic as other vintages but still a delight to drink.

- Thomas - 12-06-2004 04:51 PM

Let's see--Veal cutlet Milanese tonight. If it is atypical, maybe the Sancerre???

- wondersofwine - 12-06-2004 06:46 PM

Go for it, Foodie and report back.

- Thomas - 12-07-2004 10:09 AM

WOW, I did.

2003 Buissonnes Sancere (Naudet & Fils)

Color: pale

Nose: good; representative, that goosebury thing...

Palate: herbal, earthy but much rounder than I prefer in Sancerre. Really light on acidity. Not that it is bad--just that it is not what I seek from Sancerre.

Having said that, instead of seafood or goat cheese, I had it with veal Milanese, and it was a good pairing, except for a slight hot finish (says it is 12.5%).

I paid $16.99 for it in Rochester or Ithaca--not sure which. Not really worth it to me.