Pouilly Fumé, Central Vineyards

Jean Pabiot

Domaine des Fines Caillottes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Presented double-blind at Tasting Group. In the glass the wine is a pale straw color with a silver rim. Medium viscosity with no signs of particles or gas. On the nose, the wine is very expressive or grapefruit, lime, and lemons withs some grassy, herbal qualities, yellow flowers and flint minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with acidity that I perceive as high. Confirming the notes from the nose. Finish is medium+. I don’t get any obvious use of oak…it would have to be extremely judicious if at all. Initial conclusion: this could be Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Albariño or maybe even Chardonnay from France, California, Germany or Spain. But I don’t get the petrol thing I associate with Riesling and it’s missing the white flowers and lanolin for Chenin. Not enough salinity for Albariño and the acid just seems too high for Chardonnay, even from Chablis. I think the structure is the key here. Final conclusion, this is a Sauvignon Blanc, from France, from the Loire, from Sancerre, 2020 vintage. Welp…at least I was in the right ballpark! This was a wine full of energy and one I would be happy to drink again. Drink now to enjoy its lovely fruit and acid. As a side note, it’s becoming harder and harder to find distinction from Old World and New World (which is probably why the CMS has stopped using the terms altogether), particularly with Sauvignon Blanc. A combination of climate change and winemaking has certainly blurred the lines.
— 4 days ago

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Didier Dagueneau

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Lovely peach fruit with light lemon and chalk. Lovely texture and balance. Pretty and long. — 3 months ago

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Domaine du Bouchot (Kerbiquet)

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2010

2010 vintage. A nice surprise from this organic producer, totally unknown to me. Bright golden colour. Attractive nose with pineapple, honey,and flowers. Round mouthfeel, good acidity, and almondy length. Very much alive at 13 years old. — 5 months ago

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Jean Pabiot

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Pale straw color.
Aromas of pear
Dry. Flavors of pear, orange blossom, ginger, subtle minerality. Finishes like a New Zealand Sauvignon with passionfruit, lime, and grass. Not typical.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 10 days ago

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Serge Dagueneau

Les Pentes Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2002

Ripe, round, mature but still showing nice acid and balance, good length, very nice!! — 2 months ago

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Michel Redde et Fils

La Moynerie Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Fresh, stone. Rich and Mineral rich. Peach. Citrus. Spicy? @4000, K HK - A HS, 230826 — 3 months ago

Château du Nozet (Ladoucette)

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Solid expression of Sancerre — 6 months ago

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Didier Dagueneau

Pur Sang Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Didiers last vintage, still fresh with complex notes & good acidity — 23 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Love it, we really slowed our buys post 2007, maybe just a couple other vintages.

Didier Dagueneau

Buisson Renard Pouilly- Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Bright, pale straw. Initially shy, but inviting nose of underripe quince. Echoed on the medium palate with an intense mineral streak and hints of burnt citrus rind on opening. As the wine develops in the glass, the mineral note subside and rustic fruits come to the fore. Medium plus acidity supports it all the way through to the moderate finish. This is a wine that can support the entire meal: mineral notes parallel light starters, fleshy pomes buttress the main course, and more opulent stone fruits finish with soft cheese or pastry. Rustic fare pairs particularly well. Drink now through 2028. — 3 months ago

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Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Stunning. In a fantastic place. — 5 months ago

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stewart mcsherry

Meteora!! Jealous!!