1978 de Ladoucette Pouilly-Fumé Baron de L

September 13, 2014

Name:Pouilly-Fumé Baron de L
Type:White Wine
Varietal:100% Sauvignon Blanc
Producer:de Ladoucette
Region:France / Loire Valley / Upper Loire / Pouilly-Fumé


This was clearly a gamble.  An odd bottle left alone in someone’s cellar.  Picked it up as an academic exercise for something like €25.  An outright funky experiment and oh boy, was it funky:))  As it takes its first deep breath of fresh air in 36 years – the first that hits you is the dill and pickles.  I am talking about a whiff of a Rioja funk here. As it catches its breath, the aroma goes towards various dried herbs and sunflower, but the dill never really goes away. NO signs of oxidation on the nose. The taste is a different story. Clean, focused, rounded and pierced through with sea-like salinity and solid acidity note. It might be near perfect companion for oysters!!! Quite possibly that combination could score 5 stars as an overall experience.

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