Pomerols Picpoul Pinet H.B 2008

Member Review by Adam Levin:

Crazy good value. Best $9 white I've tried in a long time. Apple on the nose. Nice minerally but round feel in the mouth.Low alcohol. This is a delicious easy wine. Lemon-lime and brine finish. Please pass the oysters and shrimp cocktail.

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
4.00 5

Crazy good value. Best $9 white I've tried in a long time. Apple on the nose. Nice minerally but round feel in the mouth.Low alcohol. This is a delicious easy wine. Lemon-lime and brine finish. Please pass the oysters and shrimp cocktail.

Snooth User: chrishain
4.00 5

One of the best sub-$10 wines. I agree with the apple and citrus flavors. It has a nice light acidic pop at the beginning. This is a nice light, dry wine that is especially drinkable, especially on a hot summer afternoon.

Snooth User: barri0s1872
3.00 5

A really nice, refreshingly light white. The nose is full of cucumber and melon and a soft on the palate.

Snooth User: GoinGray
4.00 5

Scents of apple and lemon. Clean, but a bit warm. Salty and lemon on the finish.

Snooth User: r sprezzatura
4.00 5

The wine was pale gold in color. It’s crisp and refreshing and well-balanced. A wonderful white wine on a hot summer day. Perfect with a plate of oysters. It has some acidity and minerals to go along with the taste of limes, melons, and oranges. There is a nice long finish.

Snooth User: ChrisCaughman
4.00 5

pale lemon color; lemon-lime citrus, grapefruit, green apple, peach on the nose; medium body, medium acidity, nice finish; overall, nice fruit forward, yet balanced wine that is super easy to drink...and for 9 bucks? i'd buy a case!

Snooth User: mwid625
1.00 5

Apples and mineral on the nose. Weak flavors with lemon and apple notes. Sweeter, bitter finish.

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External Reviews for Pomerols Picpoul Pinet H.B

External Review

The 2002 (100% tank fermented Picpoul) exhibits copious quantities of tart grapefruit and green apple notes, light body, crisp, tangy acidity, and a refreshing, zesty personality. It is the kind of dry white that New World producers have yet to master. Enjoy it over the next year.

External Review

Quite a mouthful in more ways than one. It's been a long time since we've had one of these to offer, now just in time for the tail-end of summer. Almost never allowed to solo, this grape gets blended with everything from Albariño to Zinfandel. How refreshing to revel in its rarefied purity. Delightfully aromatic, with flavors of Bosc and Anjou pear, honeydew melon, lychee nut and grapefruit. Crisp and lean in texture and execution. Use it as you would Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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The gloriously fruity, perfumed, light-bodied 2009 Picpoul de Pinet reveals copious notes of honeyed citrus (grapefruit and lemon zest), good acidity, and delicate honeyed pear-like flavors. Consume it over the next year.

External Review

This 2001 is a fresh, lively, medium-bodied effort with surprising texture, wonderful floral/citrusy aromas and flavors, and a dry, zinging finish. This has been a perennial best buy selection from an excellent cooperative in the Languedoc. Few Americans have a clue as to what Picpoul is (the grape is actually called Folle Blanche), but who cares? It has more in common with Muscadet than anything else. Drink it over the next year.

External Review

Offering excellent value, the 2006 Picpoul de Pinet Hugues Beaulieu (from the region's Cave de Pomerols coop) smells of clover, lemon, and the refreshment of an ocean breeze. Subtly chalky and saline on the palate and lilting in its refreshing lemon, lime, and flowers, this is a perfect warm weather refresher or "refrigerator white."

External Review

Pale yellow color with green tints. Fresh and fine aromas of grapefruit and exotic fruit. Lime flavors, with typical focusing acidity, are hallmarks of Picpoul. A fantastic value, this wine impresses novices and hardened geeks equally. Known as the Muscadet of the South in France, this is to the Mediterranean coast of France what Albarino is to northwest Spain the default wine for fresh shellfish & seafood.

External Review

The latest installment of a perennial amazing value, the 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet H.B. from the region's Cave de Pomerols coop (reviewed in past reports under its full, original name "Hugues Beaulieu" - which no longer appears on the label) smells of clover, musk, peaches, and melons. Its refreshing, yet downright lush, palate suggests salt-tinged honeydew and watermelon, with invigoratingly bitter and pungent notes of melon rind, peach kernel, and mint chiming in on a long, savory, lip-smacking finish. This is ideal "refrigerator white," except for the fact that instead of putting the plastic stopper back into it, you'll want to finish the bottle!

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