1996 François Pinon Vouvray 1er Trie

Community Tasting Note


95 Points

Saturday, November 1, 2008 - Just a beautiful bottle of wine... Poised and quite simply one of the most incredibly balanced wines I've experienced. Redolent with scents of honey and apricots, but in a refined manner, rather than being overwhelming. Tastes of honey and beeswax, tea leaves, apricot and some quince or lemon... I think it could stand to gain some additional complexity with time still.

Not nearly as perceptibly sweet as I might have expected from a 1er Trie... this was very poised and elegant... probably a product of the wine's balance (unfortunately, I do not know the technical data on residual sugar).

I thought I recall hearing that Pinon's terroir wasn't as privileged as some in Vouvray... I can't imagine that's true after having this wine.

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