Tasting Notes

Cuts like a knife, with live-wire Key lime, grapefruit, chalk and sea salt notes. Rich and powerful, but very nervy through the long, mouthwatering, collar-grabbing finish. Almost severe now in its minerality, but just wait. Tasted October 2006. James Molesworth - Wine Spectator. Additional tasting note: The 2004 Blanc Fume de Pouilly Silex leads off with an amazing aromatic amalgam of pineapple, lime, grapefruit, passion fruit, peppermint, white currant, chalk dust, and a diverse array of herbs and flowers. Carpeting the palate with more of the same, it also adds hints of resin and rich suggestions of caramelized parsnip. Plush, polished, and remarkably poised, this wine’s luscious richness of fruit somewhat sublimates obvious minerality, but then, arguably certain sorts of effusive fruit and perfume constitute precisely the terroir character of flint soils in the Loire. Certainly this remains transparent, and not without delicacy of citrus and flowers as well as a certain lightness of touch, even as it finishes with ravishing refinement and memorable length. Tasted December 2007. David Schildknecht - Wine Advocate