There are things other than Riesling and Burgundy

L’Homme Vacheron hits the mark once again in this excellent vintage. What good value it is too.

Sancerre ‘La Reine Blanche’ 2005, Domaine Vacheron

A very gooseberry, floral nose with plenty of flintiness. This smells quite delicious, in a refreshing kind of way. It has obvious charm but there is a degree of serious complexity here too. It is quite ripe for Sancerre, but by no means blowsy. The palate has lovely fruit, great acidity and a nice, long flinty finish. There is a touch of sweetness to the fruit, which is nice. This is really good Sancerre and at the price this is extremely good value for wine of this obvious quality. Well done, Jean-Laurent!