$34.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
We don’t often feature wines from France as club selections (it’s often difficult to unearth details), but this is one Drew knew would be hit among our lovers of white juice. This Pouilly-Fume (sauv blanc) was made without exposure to oak, so the flavors are big, fresh and crisp.
From the distributor: “The largest and most famous Pouilly-Fumé vineyards have been in the hands of the Comte Lafond and Ladoucette families since 1787 when the Comte Lafond purchased the estate from the illegitimate daughter of the French king, Louis XV. The estate is now owned by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, and Pouilly Fumé has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great white wines.”
Winery Tasting Notes: “Pale golden-green in color. The nose develops a natural range of subtle floral and earthy green plant aromas such as acacia, ferns, peppermint and white nettles. Notes of stony minerals and lemon give the wine a beautiful structure balanced by a fruity roundness, with a finish marked by hints of citrus fruits.”
Wine & Spirits Tasting Notes (92 points): “Scents of flint and sorrel hide the fruit of this wine at first, but they don’t hide its bold spice and nutty richness. Once the fruit emerges with air, there’s an openness to the flavors, packed with an intensity that warrants aging the wine for several years. Its bass notes and earthy flavors will match goat cheese with spring vegetables, or chicken paillard with mushrooms.”
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