2011 Reuilly, Les Coignons, Denis Jamain, Loire Valley

( £14.25, 12.5%, Berry Bros & Rudd )

A Reuilly that tastes as good as a lot of much more expensive Sancerres and, crucially for a 2011, doesn’t suffer from the earthy, grey rot-like notes that damaged the Loire in that vintage. Subtle, flinty, yet ripe, with good almost Graves-like concentration and notes of goosberry and minerals. Try ageing it for a year or two, as you would a Pessac-Léognan. It might surprise you.

BuyDrinking window: 2013-15Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, France, White, Sauvignon Blanc
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