About Domaine Daulny
The name of this domain is a little unfair. In reality, it masks a team effort between Etienne -- the oldest brother in this Sancerre family, who tends the immaculate hillside vineyards -- and his younger brother Bertrand, who oversees the cellar, just as he's been doing since we first met them in 1983.
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March 2012
Very pale color. Pristine, ethereal aromas of grapefruit pith, spearmint and lavender. Dense, brisk and soil-inflected, with a captivating, saline lavender and violet perfume that reminded me of fleur de sel from France's Camargues. Wonderfully bracing and penetrating sauvignon blanc, without showing any bitterness or hardness. Finishes with outstanding subtle persistence.
Darn near perfect
Terrific bottle that was the hit of a recent gathering of friends. I wanted to expose them to a SB from the Loire since their palates are accustomed to California and (some) New Zealand versions. I like everything about this wine - its delicate color, its floral nose, its versatility (food friendly and a great sipper), and, of course, its taste. I think I missed the redux opportunity but will certainly look around for more. In the meantime, I will savor my remaining bottles. This is a great example of the varietal and why I enjoy trying various types of wine from around the world. Thanks WA!
Excellent Sancerre - for me :)
Fleshy Gooseberry on the nose and in the follow thru in the mouth. Nice well balanced mineral notes with a nice long aftertaste - bracing but refreshingly so. I think I only have half a case - drats.
Good fruit and acidity.
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2 years later
by Williams III12525876
Originally order the 2008 and was very pleased. Good Sancerre is such a perfect food partner. Enjoyed it's minerality and balance. 2010 is more of the same, although maybe slightly less fleshy than the 2008.
I felt ths wine was softer perhaps with a little residual sugar in a way that I would call atypical of Sancerre. It was however flavorful in a more international style.
About the Loire Valley
With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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