Big and rich for Sancerre, which can be attributed to the 35-45 year old vines used. A pleasant mix of earth (herbs, honeysuckle, smoke) and fruit (starfruit, melon, and high-toned citrus). A touch of gooseberry, but not overwhelming. Lots of chalk and minerals on the finish, with mouthwatering acidity and a slightly hot feel due to 14% alcohol by volume. Still, very nice and a lovely quaff for any time of the year.