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Marc Deschamps Pouilly Fumé Les Champs de Cri 2012

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Category White Wine
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Pouilly-Fume
Brand Marc Deschamps
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Wine AdvocateThe 2.3-hectares parcel Champs de Cri in Les Loges produces the most complex, elegant and long-lived Fumé of the estate. From vines about 55 years old, the pale golden 2012 Pouilly-Fumé Champs de Cri was kept on the lees for several months more than the other cuvées of the domaine and it is released later. It is a very complex and tightly woven wine, which was totally closed but extremely promising when I tasted it in early August 2014. The nose disclosed most of all the extreme deep mineral foundation of this Fumé with subtle hints of citrons, bitter orange, straw, jasmine and elder flowers. On the palate this is a full-bodied, rich, concentrated and multilayered Pouilly-Fumé of great elegance and expression. It's an aristocratic, extremely well-balanced, fresh and lingering monolith of natural beauty. There are only 600 bottles imported into the US, but each of them is worth a love affair.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2014