92 points John Gilman, View from the Cellar
"The 2018 Vouvray “Cuvée de Silex” from Bernard Fouquet is a Sec bottling, though this information is not on the front or back labels. It is also sealed under a screwcap, which I wish would be replaced by a natural cork by Monsieur Fouquet, but that said, I have yet to see any real reduction issues with this bottling when it is young. The 2018 version is a fine example of the vintage, offering up a deep and youthful nose of quince, a touch of pineapple, flinty soil tones, lanolin and white flowers. On the palate the wine is bright, ripe and full-bodied, with lovely focus and balance, an excellent core of fruit and soil signature, good, solid acids (2018 is not a particularly high acid vintage) and impressive length and grip on the nascently complex finish. This is first class Vouvray, crafted from fifty to sixty year-old Chenin vines, and which, like all top examples, will probably drink pretty well for a year or two and then close down until its tenth birthday, when the real fireworks will begin. 2020-2050+."
"Certified Haute Valeur Environnementale Level 3. 50-year-old Chenin vines on clay limestone. 80% hand-picked. Fermentation and élevage in temperature-controlled tanks, six months on lees. No malo. RS 8.5 g/l.
Screwcap! Tingling. Delicate, chalky, pings and zings. Lime and apricot, syrup-on-stones, silk ribbons wrapped deftly around honeysuckle florals. Oranges and so much fruit that it tastes almost like an off-dry Riesling. Handles chilli heat and lime and steak very very well. (Also good with the orange and feta lentil dish.) This is an intense, gorgeous, succulent wine that is different from most Vouvrays of this intensity in that it has a lightness, a slender raciness, as if it's a lovechild of the Mosel and Vouvray. I just love this! 17/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Bernard Fouquet oversees 65 acres of Chenin Blanc, handed down from one generation to the next, planted on some of the best soils in Vouvray. He is regarded, in France and in the international press, as one of the top three producers in the region today, praised especially for his ability to capture the mineral tones unique to Vouvray’s soil, with the marvelous balance of explosive fruit and titillating sensation of the Chenin Blanc grape. His Cuvee de Silex, from two flint-stone parcels, is done entirely in stainless steel; it is aromatic and fresh on the nose, gentle on the palate, with a tense finish.