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2015 Olivier Larochette Sancerre

2015 Olivier Larochette Sancerre

I really wish I had gotten into this one prior to the warm summer months beginning to come to an end.  This is a summer treat, a Sauvignon Blanc that’s crisp, refreshing, packed with flavor, and is interesting enough to keep my attention on every taste.

Sancerre bottles like this are typically fantastic values when they hit Costco stores, and this one is a prime example at only $15.99.  It reminds me of another ’15 Sancerre we reviewed recently, the Patient Cottat, a wine several readers wrote to us about, also sharing our praise.

Both wines are sour, tarty, that grapefruit mouthfeel with some tang, surrounded by clean fruit shining through; lemongrass, stone fruit, peach and lemon flavors; medium long on the finish.

If this sounds like your style of wine, I’d pick a few of these up, if not to have ready for a nice hot day should one more sneak into the mix, but just to have around when you want a versatile, friendly white wine. Rating: 89 points

Costco item number: 1173769

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA

Alc. 13%