A charming, demi-sec style, the 2019 Silex Noir offers tenderness in a poised core. The bright acidity and influence of the flint soil positively cut through the residual sugar, making it seem drier than its 25g/L. There's excellent concentration here, and delightful purity. Finely balanced and lengthy, with a hint of nuttiness to the citrus and crunchy apple fruit on the mouth-coatingly textured finish.
Score: 94 points -- Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous, 2021