2020 Domaine du Bouchot Caillottes Pouilly Fume

Sauvignon Blanc - 750ML
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JS 92 VN 90
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, August 2022

Ripe grapefruit and nettles on the nose, following through to a medium-bodied, silky palate, where the juice turns more lemony, though the light pithy grapefruit grip remains and, together with dry minerals gives a tight...
VN 90

Vinous, August 2022

The 2020 Pouilly Fume Caillottes is not your classically aromatic style of Pouilly Fume. It is rather savory and subtle in its expression with some white stone fruit notes. There is a sense of ripeness and richness, but...


Color & Type White
Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Domaine du Bouchot Caillottes Pouilly Fume is a Sauvignon Blanc from the renowned Loire Valley in France. This white wine, produced by Domaine du Bouchot, reflects the region's tradition of crafting distinct and flavorful wines. The wine is sealed with a cork closure and has an alcohol content of 13.5%.

James Suckling, a notable wine critic, awarded this wine a score of 92. He describes the nose as having "ripe grapefruit and nettles," which transitions into a "medium-bodied, silky palate." Suckling notes that while the initial flavors are grapefruit, they evolve into a more "lemony" profile. He highlights the wine's "light pithy grapefruit grip" and its "tight, structured finish," which is complemented by dry minerals. He also emphasizes the wine's biodynamic cultivation, stating it is "super-clean and zippy sauvignon." Suckling suggests that it is ready to drink now.

On the other hand, Vinous' reviewer Rebecca Gibb MW offers a slightly different perspective, scoring the wine at 90. Gibb remarks that the 2020 Pouilly Fume Caillottes is not typically aromatic for a Pouilly Fume. She finds it to be "savory and subtle in its expression" with hints of white stone fruit. Gibb notes a sense of ripeness and richness but points out that the alcohol level, which she estimates to be over 14%, brings a "heat on the finish" that affects the wine's overall harmony.

In summary, the 2020 Domaine du Bouchot Caillottes Pouilly Fume is a biodynamically produced Sauvignon Blanc that offers a complex flavor profile with notable grapefruit and lemon characteristics. While James Suckling praises its clean and structured nature, Rebecca Gibb MW acknowledges its subtlety but suggests that the alcohol content may slightly impact its balance. This wine is a good representation of the Loire Valley's offerings, suitable for immediate consumption.