Vissoux Fleurie Poncie 2012
Chermette's Poncié cuvee - drawn from 4.5ha of 45 year old vines on pink granite soils rich in mica and quartz - usually delivers Chermette's most thirst quenching and seductive cru bottling. The 2012 is true to form; "élégant et aérien" says Pierre-Marie (which very roughly translates as delicious :). The high altitude and south-easterly inclination of this site always encourages a sense of brisk energy and in 2012 this translates into a racy brew with red fruit, mineral and floral aromas and flavours, juicy texture and svelte tannins. Finesse + here and already great drinking.
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World Wine – High-pitched black raspberry, cherry and lavender scents, along with hints of smoky minerals and blood orange. Fresh, sappy and light on its feet, offering tangy red and dark berry flavors that open up and deepen with air. Quite approachable already, showing no obvious tannins and finishing spicy and long. 90 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinousmedia.com, Feb 15
In a mixed or straight case: $43.69