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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Dom. Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume Les Cris (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Dom. Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume Les Cris (375ML half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 112177)

PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $10.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Extraordinarily elegant, when young this wine possesses aromas of fruits (pineapple, citrus, peach) and mineral tones. After 1 or 2 years the aromas refine and become more and more marked by the minerality of the terroir.

On the palate, Les Cris is powerful, well-structured and very rich. Excellent balance is achieved due to the perfect ripeness of the grapes at harvest.

Les Cris Pouilly-Fumé is at its best served with fish, especially fish in sauce (goatfish, pickerel, pike, etc.). Its also a fine accompaniment to an assortment of cured meats, and of course a natural companion with fine goat cheese.

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About Domaine Cailbourdin:

This estate consists of 11 hectares at the northern edge of the Pouilly Fume appellation opposite Sancerre. A high proportion of old vines, between 25 and 50 years old, as well as a variety of soil types (chalk, clay and sandy alluvion) combine to produce exceptional wines… among the most exciting in the appellation. Low yields and optimum maturity of the grapes is part of the secret.