"“The 2016 Sancerre “le Grand Roc” from Gérard Fiou shows off the flinty soils here in the far eastern end of the Sancerre appellation. The vines for his le Grand Roc bottling are sixty-two years old, and he raises this bottling in a combination of stainless steel, cement and older casks. The 2016 vintage is the current release and it is lovely, wafting from the glass in a complex and nicely mature blend of gooseberry, green apple, complex, flinty minerality, damp grass and lemon peel. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with an excellent core, a fine girdle of acidity and a long, soil-driven and very well balanced finish. This was probably pretty tightly-knit in its immediate youth, but at age four, it has blossomed beautifully and is drinking quite gracefully. 2020-2025.”"