NYT 3Star Pouilly Fume Under $20!
Last night on the train ride home I was trolling through my Twitter feeds and there from the New York Times was next Wednesday’s (8/15) wine column already posted online.
Eric Asimov and the tasting panel took on Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc beyond Sancerre. Tasting Pouilly-Fumes, Menetou-Salons, Reuillys and Quincys. It is a great piece on the pros of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc and how there is much more beyond Sancerre (yet Eric still gives very strong praise for Sancerre in this article as well.)
The line-up of wines included some very big names: Didier Dagueneau, Henri Bourgeois, Michel Redde and Pascal Jolivet. However, of the three wines that received three stars only the Michel Redde was at the top of the list amongst the big names. Two much smaller and under the radar producers topped the list and we were excited to see our favorite little find of the Loire Valley as one of them!
Cedrick Bardin’s 2011 Pouilly-Fume was one of the three wines to receive three stars in next Wednesday’s New York Times!
Cédrick Bardin Pouilly-Fumé 2011, $22, ***
Fresh and lively with herbal, lime and mineral flavors; pungent yet restrained.
What a great little review for Cedrick Bardin but we need to point out one very important thing…at Zachys the wine is only $17.50 per bottle not $22!!!!
Plus, Bardin not only makes great Pouilly-Fume. He is by and far primarily a Sancerre producers and his 2011 Sancerre is one of the best classic-old school examples of Sancerre we have tasted in years. Checkout the great 90 and 91 point reviews just published by the Sonoma Wine Journal for these two great values.
Now is the time to load up on some great Pouilly-Fume and Sancerre.