2012 Pouilly Fuisse Vigne Blanche Saumaize-Michelin

Size Availability? price? Qty

Average critic rating : 92.0 points



The 2012 Pouilly-Fuissé Vignes Blanches has a very composed and harmonious bouquet with subtle notes of hazelnut, smoke and spice that blossom in the glass. The marn/limestone soils are very expressive here. The palate is well-balanced with a vivacious opening: supple in the mouth with Satsuma and freshly sliced pear notes, leading to a very suave and sensual finish. This is one of the domaine’s best this year. ||The good news this year is that Christine and Roger Saumaize were on hand to guide me through their 2012s. Having said that, poor Christine was suffering a bad cold induced by the Arctic conditions of a tasting in London the previous week that I had also attended. So it was Roger who escorted me down to their cellars that lie opposite their home. “The 2012 vintage was very interesting because despite the difficulties, the maturity was slow and reached an ideal,” he explained. “In the 1950s it would be a poor vintage, but these days we could make a great harvest that was from October 1, and for around 12 days afterwards. It was a ‘millésime de soleil’. We are also using less and less new oak so that now we hardly use any.” This is one of my favorite producers, and their 2012s do not disappoint: a very consistent range of wines that reach their peak with the Les Courtelongs and Vignes Blanches bottlings of Pouilly-Fuissé. eRobertParker.com.October, 2014


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.


For deliveries into Hong Kong, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
For more details regarding delivery to Hong Kong and all other destinations, please view our International Delivery information page.


Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.


FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.