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Domaine du Clos du Roc 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé

94 Points
James Suckling
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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.

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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.”

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Domaine du Clos du Roc 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé 750ml Wine Label
Domaine du Clos du Roc 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé 750ml Wine Label
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Look

Brilliant white gold with lemony accents greets the eye

Smell

The perfume wafts from the glass with grapefruit pith, jasmine, honeysuckle, lime, and lemongrass

Taste

SO. MUCH. ACIDITY. All enveloped inside a creamy, silky glove that delivers a soft blow within a jolt

Finish

Long and fascinating, as all citrus you can imagine peek through a flinty backbone

Pairing

Seafood, of course, sushi, sashimi, ahi poke, creamy shellfish linguine, and on and on

What the Winery Says 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé

Domaine du Clos du Roc
Domaine du Clos du Roc
Winemakers
Florian Mollet
Vintage
2018
Varietal
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Pouilly-Fumé AOC, Nièvre, Loire Valley
Soils
Silex - freshwater-fossils & sandy marl deposits
Altitude
180-220 meters above sea level
Alcohol
13%
Total acidity
3.98
pH
3.17
Residual sugar
1.38
Aging
6 months on fine lees
Batonnage
Weekly
Vessels
100% Stainless Steel

About the Winery Domaine du Clos du Roc

Domaine du Clos du Roc Winemaker Florian Mollet
Domaine du Clos du Roc Winemaker Florian Mollet
Domaine du Clos du Roc 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé 750ml Wine Bottle
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Domaine du Clos du Roc 2018 'Florian Mollet' Pouilly-Fumé 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Jun 27, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$39.00
Elsewhere