It’s a medium gold in the glass with a nose of pear, apricot and banana. The palate is tasty, with nice flavors of that pear, some citrus by way of grapefruit and some lanolin. The mid palate has some weight, with silky smooth popcorn notes along with the fruit. Acidity is lithe and balanced. It makes the wine refreshing without too much cut. The finale’ has more of that pear fruit meets lemon with a decent length finish that has me wondering how good this is going to be with the roasted Cornish Hens I am grilling. 91 points. I paid $20, but it lists for up to $50, this is a 4 star effort at the first price. Drink till 2027. Salut….
This French appellation has always appealed to me for it’s softer flavors and more rounded mouthfeel. I enjoy steely Chardonnays, mineral edged ones, buttery versions and even over-oaked Cali offerings, yet Pouilly-Fuise is consistently the one style that both Moxie and I enjoy the most. The pale golden color was a good introduction. Pears, apples and green melon on the nose gave an inkling of what lay ahead. A smooth entry with tart yellow apples, citrus, flint, butterscotch and a touch of clove were really confusing my overloaded palate. I wasn’t expecting such a myriad of flavors! A long finish with balance made me really like this wine, 90 points. Turkey, oysters and salmon would pair perfectly with it. $28 and 4 stars for this Burgundian beauty. Salut….