Domaine Les Poete, Reuilly Rouge Odyssée les Poëte, Pinot Noir 2017
Stunningly precise but powerful Pinot Noir from Reuilly. Delicate red fruits and refreshing tannins stand out after opening, but with air and time a bottom-end of dark berries, smoke and spice slowly swell. Easily outpaces most Burgundies in its price range.
'Guillaume Sorbe is one of the genuine stars of the Loire Valley, his eclectic and precise wines receiving regular acclaim and considered the Haute Couture of the region. Starting in 2007, his small-scale, artisanal and biodynamic cultivation has made the small volumes he produces highly sought after. Domaine Les Poëte today comprises 25 small cultivation lots with a total area of just over four hectares, each individual location vinified separately.Guillaume Sorbe produces wines in three of the Loire Valley's appellations: Reuilly, Touraine and Quincy. In Quincy, he makes white wine from Sauvignon Blanc, which grows on light soils of sand and gravel. He grows also some incredible Pinot Noir and we had a small allocation of that. Guillaume’s ethos – “moins mais mieux” – less but better.'
- Brix Fine Wines