J.A. Ferret Pouilly Fuissé Tete de Cru les Perrières 2020
Exhibiting aromas of pear, crisp melon, freshly baked bread, waxy citrus rind and iodine, Ferret's 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Tête de Cru Les Perrières is medium to full-bodied, textural but chiseled, with a racy spine of acidity and a taut, mineral profile. As ever, it will demand a bit of patience.
The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Perrières 1er Cru, which comes from more clay soils, matured in 25% new oak, is finely-tuned on the nose, well-defined with citrus peel, yellow plum and light honeysuckle scents, a hint of chamomile emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine spine of acidity, one of more "nutty" cuvées from Ferret with a fine touch of bitterness lending tension on the finish. Fine.