The superb 2018 "Point Nommé" is from 100% Pinot Noir grown on silex and clay over limestone, vinified with minimal SO2 and aged for 10 months in old barriques, bottled unfiltered. This is a vibrant fruit-bomb, showing lush high-toned aromas of blackberry, black raspberry liqueur, citrus peel, brown spice and licorice. There is lush fruit on the palate brightened by firm acidity - black raspberry and red currant - very ripe with a touch of tannin, deep and long. This is an unusual and delightful Pinot Noir showing the beautiful fruit of this great vintage in the Loire Valley. Only 12 bottles available, don't delay. David Lillie
Tasting again last week, the wine has tamed a bit its fruity side, and is now more savory, and spicier. The use of whole-clusters brings layers and freshness, with some thyme tea and oolong aromas. If you can enjoy it by itself, this wine will allow a lot of delicious pairing like a glazed duck with pomegranate molasses, a baked red snapper with garlic and herbs or a porcini risotto. Pascaline Lepeltier
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