Domaine du Bouchot - Pouilly-Fumé "MCMLV" 2020
A family estate since 1966, Domaine du Bouchet is 10 hectares in size and has been crafting wine for decades, with the latest owner being Antoine Gouffier. Taking over Domaine du Bouchot in 2018, the young winemaker and his wife have brought great energy and modern views to the traditional region of Pouilly-Fumé. On the right bank of the Loire Valley they champion Sauvignon Blanc in their wines.
Seems at first like a subtle expression of sauvignon, with initial aromas of lavender and light lemony citrus fruit. But on the palate you discover a deep-set, complex array of citrus and yellow fruit, together with a whole heap of terroir-driven nuances, from wet gray clay to sand and gravel. Full-bodied and super-silky with calm persistence. Long, mineral finish with some phenolic tightening. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Old vines. Drink or hold. 95 points, James Suckling.
This wine shows lots of thiol-related flavors: tropical fruit, gooseberry as well as a hint of green. It is wine with lots of texture, a sense of roundness and completeness with a sense of satisfying grip that clasps the palate on the finish. There's lovely acidity, but it's nicely balanced. 93 points, Rebecca Gibb - Vinous. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.