Pouilly-Fumé ‘Silex’, Corty Artisan, Loire, France 2017

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Pouilly-Fumé ‘Silex’, Corty Artisan, Loire, France 2017

25.00

This opens with punchy mineral aromas, but it settles down into something silky and demure on the palate. It doesn’t play the Sauvignon Blanc card, it plays something more sophisticated, the alchemy of soil and grape. There’s a sense of crunchy green fruits whose skin cracks when you bite into them - greengages and gooseberries - as well as whetstone, gun flint and hint of blackcurrant buds. It would be a fabulous food wine with things like salmon tartare, seared scallops or fatty tuna sashimi or more rustic fare like fish paté, goats’ cheese on toast or fresh langoustines. It’s drinking well now, but has many joyful years ahead of it. 13% alc. Drink now-2028.

DUE LATE MAY 2019

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