Named after François father, Cuvée Paul is a very rare wine made from the richest barrel of Sancerre La Grande Côte, set aside as having the greatest potential for ageing. Made from very ripe grapes it shows sweetness and incredible power. In concert with the fine, flinty freshness for which Sancerre is famed for. There is a wealth of fruit ranging from lively citrus to more tropical notes. Orange peel, lemon oil, pineapple and passion fruit all appear at intervals when left to develop in glass and these would be interesting enough themselves, but the wine is set apart by the undercurrent of exotic spice; cardamom and anise. A glimmer of residual sugar, which merely adds to the luxurious feel in the mouth, together with the poised backbone of bright acidity provides superb balance. A rarity for the cellar, this one will live for 50 years!