2014 Domaine Saumaize-Michelin "Clos Sur La Roche" Pouilly-Fuisse
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Sweet spot* A subtle if not invisible touch of wood easily allows the ripe nose of various citrus, floral and white orchard fruit scents to shine. Once again there is excellent volume, intensity and power to the more evidently mineral-inflected flavors that also boast copious amounts of palate coating dry extract, all wrapped in a markedly dry but not austere finish that is like rolling small rocks around in the mouth. In a word, terrific.
Pale yellow with a green tinge. Deeper on the nose than La Maréchaude, offering scents of lemon drop, lime zest, spearmint and licorice. Supple and pliant but racy limey acidity gives cut and lift to the middle palate. Ultimately sharply chiseled but with a sunny character; one can taste the warm stones here. Finishes saline, bright and very long, with an element of leesy complexity and a vibrating rocky character. Wonderfully suave, elegant, mineral-driven wine with a weightless impression. I'd like to try this in a blind tasting with some far more expensive premier crus from the Côte de Beaune. (ST)