Mission Codename Cirque du Citron
Pouilly-Fumé! 25 bucks! 94 points!
Need precision on your palate? Laser-sharp focus? Got briny oysters to down? Scallops to butter-poach?
Look no further.
With enough ‘crushed stones’ to pause any minerality-denier or build a shrine to white wine with, this is the juiciest, raciest thing that has graced our palates in a while.
Brilliant white gold with lemony accents greets the eye. Intensely perfumed, you’re nose soaks in waves of grapefruit pith, jasmine, honeysuckle, lime, and lemongrass. Onto the palate: SO. MUCH. ACIDITY. All enveloped inside a creamy, silky glove that delivers a soft blow within a jolt. Hard to describe really. Must experience to grasp what we mean. The finish is long and fascinating, as all citrus you can imagine peeks through a flinty backbone. Pair with what else but seafood, of course, from sushi to sashimi, from ahi poke to creamy shellfish linguine, and on and on.
Pouilly-Fumé is ground zero for the purest, most transparent manifestation of Sauvignon Blanc in the world, and this example is TEXTBOOK. Granted, you can even add a zero to experience some of the cult counterparts from this appellation, this is a stupendous value that more than delivers a glimpse of what makes Loire’s Sauvignons so irresistibly zesty and sought after.
Spring is around the corner, back up the truck!
94 Points – James Suckling
“Wonderful aromas of dried flowers to the cooked apple and some lime. Green papaya too. Medium to full body. Fruity and minerally finish. Drink now.”
Brilliant white gold with lemony accents greets the eye
The perfume wafts from the glass with grapefruit pith, jasmine, honeysuckle, lime, and lemongrass
SO. MUCH. ACIDITY. All enveloped inside a creamy, silky glove that delivers a soft blow within a jolt
Long and fascinating, as all citrus you can imagine peek through a flinty backbone
Seafood, of course, sushi, sashimi, ahi poke, creamy shellfish linguine, and on and on
What the Winery Says
2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé
- Florian Mollet
- 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Nièvre, Loire Valley
- Silex - freshwater-fossils & sandy marl deposits
- 180-220 meters above sea level
- Total acidity
- Residual sugar
- 6 months on fine lees
- 100% Stainless Steel