2015 Patrick Coulbois, Pouilly Fume “Les Cocques” Loire Valley, France.
The 2015 Coulbois Les Cocques Pouilly Fume is a brilliant terroir driven and charming expression of Sauvignon Blanc, coming from a warmer vintage it has none of the sometimes green or grassy notes, it is a richer wine than the last few vintages, which also have been good, but this is just that more interesting and has a more flamboyant flair. Seductively juicy with fleshy peach, lemon/lime, summer melon and sweet grapefruit fruits along with wet stones, wild herbs, a touch of floral notes and crisp minerals. This vintage could almost be called a baby Dagueneau, it’s a serious effort and it certainly will impress Sauvignon Blanc fans with it’s vigor and zesty core, this Patrick Coulbois, imported by Charles Neal, should be on your summer sipping radar! The ripe year helps give the mouth feel a sense of body and depth, while tangy citrus (acidity) keeps things vibrant, it’s a wine that is really friendly for almost any occasion, parties, picnics and just a warm evening quaffer with fruit and cheese. This bright refresher brings back my enthusiasm for Sauvignon Blanc, this and Von Winning’s 2015 from the Pfalz in Germany, are two of my favorite wines this year, be sure to look out for them
($24 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive

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