Wednesday, June 25, 2008

2006 Jean Pabiot Domaine des Fines Caillottes Pouilly-Fume

Pouilly-Fumé is one of the better known Loire Valley appellations, famous for its white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc. But SB needs seafood, and my wife hates seafood, so I rarely get a chance to dive into this region...

What a great bottle the 2006 Jean Pabiot Domaine des Fines Caillottes (Pouilly-Fumé) was! Appley, pis de chat, white grapefruit and peonies on the nose, impressive on the palate - steely minerals (like sucking wet stones) with soft, delicate citrus notes and firm acidity - such terrific mouthfeel that I found myself swirling it around my mouth more than I drank it. A perfect match for simply prepared tilapia (my wife was out).
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Score: 17/20
Cost: C$24.80 (SAQ)

4 comments:

Barry said...

I presume 'pis de chat' is another way of saying 'small talk'

and as for sucking wet stones..take your teeth out first...

But...I love SB when it is done well..as this sounds purr-fect.

Joe said...

Thanks for the translation, Barry! Keep the faith - you know you want to try this one...

Tansy said...

I think it actually means cat pee.

Joe said...

Merci Tansy