Domaine Robert-Denogent Pouilly-Fuisse La Croix Vieilles Vignes, Maconnais 2016

Grape(s)         : Chardonnay

Description    :

2015's tasting notes for reference:

"The 2015 Pouilly Fuisse la Croix Vieilles Vignes has a very pure and well-defined bouquet with fresh lemon and lime, a touch of yellow flower emerging with time, dandelion, even a hint of burdock. The palate is very well balanced with crisp acidity, good weight in the mouth with a hint of hazelnut and just the amount of bitterness on the finish to keep you coming back for more. My advice is to hold some bottles back for as long as you can because this should evolve into a compelling Pouilly-Fuissé. One of my priorities returning to Mâconnais after a such a long time was to revisit one of the best producers of the region: Domaine Robert Denogent. Located in the village of Fuissé just down the road from Château de Fuissé, they tend several parcels within the appellation includes Les Carrons, Les Cras and La Croix. Influenced by Marcel Lapierre and importer Kermit Lynch, since Jean-Jacques began bottling his own wines in the late eighties, the domaine has adopted a biodynamic approach to their old vines. They also commit to a prolonged barrel maturation, so it was no surprise that when I rang their doorbell in May 2017, the 2015s had only just been bottled.(NM)" 91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Interestingly this is aromatically quite similar to the La Sardine but with notably better complexity as well as more floral wisps. The bigger, richer and more powerful flavors still manage to possess a finer mouth feel before culminating in a clean, bright and impressively persistent finish. The gas I referred to in the introduction is present so I would advise giving this a very quick aeration or decanting it for a few minutes first." BH91