BOUCHIÉ-CHATELLIER | Argile à Silex | Pouilly-Fumé | 2019
sauvignon blanc

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Today we are also going to review a genuine Pouilly-Fumé wine from LoireArgile à Silex Pouilly-Fumé 2019 by Domaine Bouchié-Chatellier. This is a single-varietal sauvignon blanc wine, made from several parcels of the domaine’s best grapes, grown on calcareous soils. Domaine Bouchié-Chatellier is one the most outstanding producers in Pouilly-Fumé, situated in immediate proximity with the inimitable Didier Dagueneau, thus has vineyards are planted on the famous silex soils (flinty-rich clay) – hence the wine name: Argile à Silex. The domaine’s gently tended vines benefit from that high proportion of flint, which stores and reflects the heat during the day-night cycle, therefore delivering high natural, but vibrant acidity in the resulting wines. The levels of resulting ripeness as well as the incredibly rich flinty minerality imbues the wine with a delicious complexity that few others can match – this wine is a true masterpiece. That said and without further ado, let’s move on straight to our tasting results.
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Take a look at the tasting notes below and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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//Visual
color: brilliant green color
clarity: deep yellow hues

compound
//Olfactory
intensity: powerful & elegant
fruit profile: sweet fruits | citrus fruits | tropical fruits
__sweet fruits: yellow pear | yellow apple | quince | apricot | gooseberry | wild pear
__citrus fruits: lemon | grapefruit
__tropical fruits: pineapple
fruit character: ripe & overripe

//Flavor
non fruit: herbal & oak
__herbal: hay | straw grass
__oak: hints of oakwood & vanilla
primary layer: fruit

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//Palate
sweetness: dry
acidity: medium+
alcohol: high
tannin: medium
__grip: ripe
balance: good
__dominant: none
body: round & lush | medium

//Taste
fruit profile: sweet fruits & citrus fruits
fruit character: ripe & overripe
non fruit: herbal & oak
finish: medium+
aftertaste: velvety & elegant

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//Scoring
BOUCHIÉ-CHATELLIER | Argile à Silex | Pouilly-Fumé | 2019
variety: sauvignon blanc
country: France
region: Loire | Pouilly-Fumé
rating: 92.8

//Conclusion
maturity: developing | drink now or in the next 2 years
verdict: fine | highly recommended
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96x96This is definitely a fine wine of France and with a total of 92.8 points scored, this wine is right there, among the best wines we’ve rated so far. Check our complete database on the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines that we have tasted and reviewed or go to the about us page and find out more about our exquisite rating system.

Verdict: this is a fantastic sauvignon blanc wine, one that is still developing into the bottle: refreshingly crisp, lean and extremely appealing. It feels round and elegant, with mouth-watering acidity, well integrated alcohol level and a very nuanced, fruity-citrusy nose. The wine tastes lush and voluptuous, with a velvety finale and some subtle hints of minerality. All in all, this is one of the best sauvignon blanc wines we’ve tasted so far – well structured, noble and smooth, exactly what one would expect from a genuine Pouilly-Fumé. What makes this wine truly mind-blowing, is how it mixes almost to perfection the different flavour profiles: the green & sweet fruits, the citrus & tropical fruits and those mesmerizing woody-herbal notes in the background – simply amazing! This is a wine to remember.

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