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#1 Post by B. Buzzini » September 16th, 2016, 4:47 pm

  • 2014 Domaine François Cotat (Paul & François) Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu - France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Sancerre (9/16/2016)
    I just LOVE this wine...third time in a couple months....the minerality is amazing in this...chalky, salty, sea and limestone funk....bright and zesty citrus fruit...lemon/lime, quince...little tropical mango and pineapple as well. SO energized with fresh squeezed acidity.....yet still a creamy full mouthfeel.....complexities of lemon grass, white flower/lime blossom florals, white pepper dust. LONG dry puckering lemon and spice finish....fantastic! Much better than the 09 Vatan I just had. (95 pts.)
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#2 Post by B. Buzzini » September 16th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Btw....correct pronunciation?

Co tot
Co tay

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#3 Post by Vince T » September 16th, 2016, 6:35 pm

Sweet! Thanks for the TN. Just picked up a couple :)
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#4 Post by Markus S » September 16th, 2016, 7:41 pm

B. Buzzini wrote:...Much better than the 09 Vatan I just had...

oooo....fightin' words for the Vatan crowd [pillow-fight.gif]
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#5 Post by Tvrtko C. » September 17th, 2016, 6:13 am

I'm one of the Vatan crowd, but not particularly belligerent by nature :-). I've also come to the conclusion over the years that only Francois Cotat ever really comes close, so I can live with this :-).
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#6 Post by scamhi » September 17th, 2016, 6:15 am

Co-tot
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#7 Post by Ted Alexander » September 17th, 2016, 9:39 am

B. Buzzini wrote:Btw....correct pronunciation?

Co tot
Co tay

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Co-tah.

In French, a consonant at the end of a word is usually not pronounced.

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#8 Post by Frank Drew » September 17th, 2016, 11:55 am

What Ted said.

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#9 Post by Andrew Hamilton » September 18th, 2016, 10:15 pm

I've never had the Les Culs de Beaujeu but every François Cotat wine I've had has been positively stunning! Thanks for the note Brian.
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#10 Post by Steve Brickley » September 18th, 2016, 10:46 pm

Having trouble locating this retail in SF Bay Area and all of CA, unless I get a case. Maybe too early. As I recall the cdb may see some oak so maybe later release here. Any thoughts or sources?
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#11 Post by Joshua Kates » September 19th, 2016, 3:30 am

Frank Drew wrote:What Ted said.
Rule does not always hold with names, so you have to know in each individual case. I don't in this one, but Suzanne well may,

Also thanks for the note, Buzz, ordered me up some.

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#12 Post by Frank Drew » September 19th, 2016, 5:58 am

Joshua,

Very true; I've only heard Co-tah, but that's from people itb, not from the family themselves.

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#13 Post by Vince T » September 19th, 2016, 5:24 pm

Steve Brickley wrote:Having trouble locating this retail in SF Bay Area and all of CA, unless I get a case. Maybe too early. As I recall the cdb may see some oak so maybe later release here. Any thoughts or sources?
There were a handful left at K&L when I picked up a couple on Friday. Looks like they're gone now - you could call to find out if they've got more on the way.
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#14 Post by Steve Brickley » September 19th, 2016, 9:46 pm

Vince T wrote:
Steve Brickley wrote:Having trouble locating this retail in SF Bay Area and all of CA, unless I get a case. Maybe too early. As I recall the cdb may see some oak so maybe later release here. Any thoughts or sources?
There were a handful left at K&L when I picked up a couple on Friday. Looks like they're gone now - you could call to find out if they've got more on the way.

Thanks Vince. No luck today.
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#15 Post by Frank Drew » September 20th, 2016, 5:25 am

I got a few bottles yesterday from MacArthur's, in DC. They ship, fwiw.

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#16 Post by Steve Brickley » September 20th, 2016, 9:32 pm

Thanks Frank. I think some will show up in CA one of these days.
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#17 Post by Vince T » September 21st, 2016, 12:07 am

Why don't you try North berkeley imports... They are direct importers of Cotat :)
http://www.northberkeleyimports.com/wor ... ois-cotat/
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#18 Post by B. Buzzini » July 11th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Just can't do it...no will power...6 pack gone already! Will have to rely on picking up $ome older Cotat at auction or retail if I ever want to experience one with some age on it, as I just can't help myself drinking them! Another 14 drinking AMAZING right now!

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#19 Post by Karl K » July 11th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Nice

No worries Buzz I know you have plenty of other wines you are aging
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#20 Post by JWalter » July 27th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Need some help here. I’ve been pretty into Cotat lately but having a hard time figuring it out. Some wines are a dense/riper version of Loire SB, while others have a sweetness and heaviness that just doesn’t quite fit. Honestly even within the same vintage I seem to get some major variation by vineyard - which is cool and makes some sense but im surprised by the extremity of it.

Is it normal to have some floating particles in them, I have noticed that more in the 6-7 year old wines that show sweeter.


I get some major variation from day 2 to day 1. Seems to be constantly changing almost like

All of this really showed in a 2012 Grand Cotr I had last week.

To be clear I love these wines but not sure I have them figured out.

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