Recommendation: “Not bad” Pouilly-Fume.
Winery/Producer:Andre & Edmond Figeat, Nievre, France.
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Pouilly-Fume; Loire Valley, France.
Purchased From: The Britannia Restaurant, on board the Queen Mary 2.
Paired With: Grilled shrimp with wilted spinach, steamed rice and a spicy macadamia sauce.
He said: Chilled before opening. Crystal clear with very light lemon color. Fresh citrus and grass aroma. Tart, one dimensional citrus taste that finishes with a faint bitterness. Quite smooth, a touch of creaminess and an impressive lingering finish. Strong (but not overpowering) flavor. Just so-so drinking alone but pairs well with the grilled flavors of the shrimp. I would describe this as “not bad” Pouilly-Fume and would buy it again to pair with strong flavored seafood.
She said: Light citrus aroma was followed by stronger citrus flavor noticeably lacking grapefruit but not the tartness that often accompanies Sauvignon Blanc. The tartness is fortified by the dryness and lasts into the substantial finish. Too tart for sipping, it was good with the grilled shrimp and even worked with the spinach.
Comments: This wine was purchased on board the Queen Mary 2 at restaurant prices. Unless we feel strongly about the price we will direct our comments at the quality of the wine recognizing that it should be possible to purchase it for (two or three times) less at a wine store.
Bar code: NA
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