2015 Pouilly-Fuissé, Domaine Camille Paquet
Camille Paquet, whose family own Domaine des Valanges, is a young winemaker with an extremely bright future. Camille makes wines in a tauter style than his father, Michel, tending to pick earlier and use less SO2. His Pouilly-Fuissé hails from thirty-year-old vines on a propitious south-east facing slope, and is matured for 12 months in oak barrels, 10% of them new. It combines mouth-watering acidity with a generous mouthfeel, and flamboyant citrus, stone and tropical fruit aromas indicative of the warm 2015 vintage. There’s a tremendous saline character to the long finish, which calls for another sip. This is drinking brilliantly now, but with the attributes to age gracefully for a further three year at least. Drink now - 2020.
Will Heslop, Wine Buyer
The 2015 Pouilly-Fuiss was matured ten months in wood (10% new) plus another nine months in stainless steel. I tasted the wine twice, once in Burgundy, where it felt muted; however, another bottle tasting at my home was far superior. Fresh and crisp on the nose with apple blossom, lemon curd and a touch of slate, the oak here is discrete but lends weight. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, crisp and fresh with wonderful focus and just the right amount of tension towards the finish. This is just superb.
Neal Martin - 31/08/2017 (WA 92/100 Points)
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