Dom. Francis Blanchet Pouilly Fume Cuvee Silice 2008
The Blanchet 2008 Pouilly-Fume Silice mingles fresh lime, grapefruit, musk melon, mint, and black currant in an intensely aromatic and mouth-watering melange, hints of nettle and salt adding invigoration to the finish. This silken-textured, ultra-refreshing, buoyant expression of flint and Sauvignon should drink beautifully for at least the next 6 years.
Pale gold. Expressive bouquet of lemon zest, honeysuckle, wet stone and ginger, with a subtle smoky undertone. Dry, nervy, precise citrus and floral flavors pack a solid punch but are fat-free and incisive. The finish features a sweeter honeydew quality and lingers with very good smoky persistence.
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We stood in the center of the "Silice" vineyard during a recent visit when winemaker Francis Blanchet grabbed two rocks from the ground, smashed them together—and then held them up for us to smell. Now the whole terroir concept is interesting, but sniffing rocks is weird. But Blanchet insisted—and right... View More