Intense but subtle on the nose. Fresh, steely, moderate concentration but real drive and length with a steely dry finish. There s power here but all held in balance. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2024
(an assemblage of 30 mostly small parcels, primarily on the north side of Vergisson; bottled at the end of July; two-thirds raised in demi-muids and one-third in pieces): Pale yellow. Aromas of citrus peel and subtle herbs reminded me a bit of Gruner veltliner. Brisk acidity and saline minerality add lift and verve to the flavors of lime, spices and fresh herbs. A very sharply delineated wine, which Roger Saumaize partly attributes to the extensive use of demi-muids, explaining that a higher percentage of pieces would have resulted in a more buttery style. This entry-level Pouilly-Fuisse offers good grip and persistence, not to mention immediate sappy drinkability. It should make a perfect aperitif to start the salivary glands pumping. Saumaize recommends drinking this wine within the next two years or after 2020.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2021