2006 Domaine Fouet Saumur Blanc "Julien Fouet"
90 points and a Top Value Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This first wine from Julien Fouet that I have tasted, his 2006 Saumur suggests I may have been missing a major story as well as source of sensational value in this normally modest appellation. Aromas of fresh lime, yellow plum, and musky, narcissus-like floral perfume waft from the glass. Galvanizing in its brightness, this floods every corner of your palate with lime, grapefruit, yellow plum and white peach, all suffused with salty, chalky, savory shrimp shell mineral suggestions. If the finish here does not have you licking your lips and lifting your glass for the next sip then you must be utterly immune to the blandishments of Loire Chenin Blanc. Enjoy this beauty over the next 12-18 months." (08/08) Walking through Saumur with Julien Fouet you may get the impression you are with a celebrity. From every corner of the street a hand goes up, a whistle is heard, or someone stops him to shake hands and have a quick chat. He is well known at every restaurant in town, not to mention all the best locations for a pint. So infectious is his enthusiasm that it seems to involuntarily draw people near. Domaine Fouet is a classic father and son operation with dad tending the organically farmed vineyards and son, Julien, making the wine. This wine is 100% chenin blanc and it goes to show that, along with riesling, chenin blanc can put more flavor and complexity into your glass than you thought possible for such little money.