Domaine Tinel-Blondelet

Arelles Pouilly Fumé Sauvignon

9.31 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fumé, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

I had and loved the ‘19 a few months ago and the ‘20 is just as good. When you want to show a wine newbie what a classic Pouilly-Fume is, this 50-year old vine cuvée is your example. So many examples are over-the-top lean and so herbie/grassy, but this one’s nose has ripe apple and gooseberry, loads of flinty minerality, and just a touch of freshly picked green herbies. So fresh and inviting. Mouthfilling and zesty, so minerally on the palate. Again, just the barest trace of green herbs.

I had and loved the ‘19 a few months ago and the ‘20 is just as good. When you want to show a wine newbie what a classic Pouilly-Fume is, this 50-year old vine cuvée is your example. So many examples are over-the-top lean and so herbie/grassy, but this one’s nose has ripe apple and gooseberry, loads of flinty minerality, and just a touch of freshly picked green herbies. So fresh and inviting. Mouthfilling and zesty, so minerally on the palate. Again, just the barest trace of green herbs.

May 25th, 2022