Gilles Blanchet

Pouilly Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

9.036 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fumé, Central Vineyards, Loire Valley, France
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Matt Trader

Blind tasting night - sauvignon blanc theme - this was a vintage of fume blanc that confused me a bit due to its lack in complexity I'm used to... very light on its feet, with a tropical nuance. The acid was high, but not quite NZ juicy, which is where I guessed this wine was from... good but not what I remembered wines from this producer to be.

Blind tasting night - sauvignon blanc theme - this was a vintage of fume blanc that confused me a bit due to its lack in complexity I'm used to... very light on its feet, with a tropical nuance. The acid was high, but not quite NZ juicy, which is where I guessed this wine was from... good but not what I remembered wines from this producer to be.

Jul 11th, 2018
Louie Christensen

The nose is mouth watering. Green apples, lime, and white flowers really pull you in. The palate is lively, taut and energetic. Great minerality to boot. A fantastic Sauv Blanc, but I couldn't get over the lack of Pouilly Fume flint and smokiness. I wish I could have tried it blind (damn preconceived notions).

The nose is mouth watering. Green apples, lime, and white flowers really pull you in. The palate is lively, taut and energetic. Great minerality to boot. A fantastic Sauv Blanc, but I couldn't get over the lack of Pouilly Fume flint and smokiness. I wish I could have tried it blind (damn preconceived notions).

Aug 6th, 2015
Gustavo Martin

Beautiful Poully Fume 2013! Great balance of white flowers and pinapple! High acidity and wonderful structure, for sure a great sauvignon blanc of the Loire Valley!

Beautiful Poully Fume 2013! Great balance of white flowers and pinapple! High acidity and wonderful structure, for sure a great sauvignon blanc of the Loire Valley!

Aug 23rd, 2014
Jeffrey Woo

Pale lemon-hued. Aromas and flavors of almond, cream, flint, grapefruit, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Medium body and medium-plus acidity. Soft bouquet of floral and citrus notes; a textured mouthfeel; and a crisp finish of grapefruit and minerals. A lovely and balanced Sauvignon Blanc.

Pale lemon-hued. Aromas and flavors of almond, cream, flint, grapefruit, honeysuckle, and lemon zest. Medium body and medium-plus acidity. Soft bouquet of floral and citrus notes; a textured mouthfeel; and a crisp finish of grapefruit and minerals. A lovely and balanced Sauvignon Blanc.

Aug 31st, 2020
Suzanne Edwards

Light, crisp, French deliciousness. Great wine to transition into spring

Light, crisp, French deliciousness. Great wine to transition into spring

Mar 7th, 2020
Susan Neil

Clear pale straw, apple and pear aromas, hint of linden flower, crisp acidity with mineral notes. Excellent Loire Sauvignon Blanc 😊

Clear pale straw, apple and pear aromas, hint of linden flower, crisp acidity with mineral notes. Excellent Loire Sauvignon Blanc 😊

Apr 30th, 2018
Clark Schweigaard Olsen

Nice citrus on the nose, without the grapefruit. Pleasing taste with weakened citrus, very little mineral to the taste-typical of Loire, with a smooth finish.

Nice citrus on the nose, without the grapefruit. Pleasing taste with weakened citrus, very little mineral to the taste-typical of Loire, with a smooth finish.

Mar 16th, 2018
RustyR

Open. Pear nice acid. Very nice.

Open. Pear nice acid. Very nice.

Jan 4th, 2018
David N

Enjoyed this more than I expected with strong fruit aroma up front. Apple and peach but not overwhelming to taste. The fruit was nicely balanced by the acidity, with a hint of tartness

Enjoyed this more than I expected with strong fruit aroma up front. Apple and peach but not overwhelming to taste. The fruit was nicely balanced by the acidity, with a hint of tartness

Sep 25th, 2016
Bitterman The Pirate

Elegant and crisp. Notes of lime and lemongrass with high, bracing acidity, and minerals.

Elegant and crisp. Notes of lime and lemongrass with high, bracing acidity, and minerals.

Jun 13th, 2016