Yellow golden color, the Les Brûlés shows aromas of ripe fruit, jam, melted sugar, hints of smoke and some delicate vanilla on the nose. On the palate, the attack is fresh and aromatic, round and dense, with a good fatness and a nice volume. Acacia honey, toasted bread some oak and hazelnut delicately smoked towards the finish. A full-bodied wine, rich and powerful.
- Appellation: Pouilly-Fuissé
- Winemaker: Antoine Vincent
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, Calcareous pebbles
- Alcohol: >14%
- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Score: 88 Points
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018
"Lush and spicy, displaying clove, nutmeg and cinnamon flavors. Feels a tad soft, despite some apple-accented acidity, with moderate length. Drink now."
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
"(13.6% alcohol; this full south-facing vineyard was picked first in 2016, on September 15; the estate made just six barrels of wine, or 12 hectoliters per hectare, as the hailstorm cut yields by 70%; aged in 100% new oak): Bright yellow with green highlights. Aromas of yellow peach, brown spices and vanillin oak. Quite oaky on the palate but leavened by a limestone pungency. ("We like to catch the limestone component of marl, which is very saline," noted Vincent.) Best today on the tactile, salty, surprisingly long finish. This is less extreme than I would have expected, considering the tiny yield and very early harvest date."
Grade: 90-91 points
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
"(from vines that face due south and aged in 100% new oak). More evident wood fights somewhat with the riper aromas of pear and apple compote that exhibit a pretty floral element. As is usually the case there is more volume and richness to the intense and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a lingering and firm finish. This is notably more austere and restrained than usual and will definitely benefit from some bottle age. "
Grade: 89-91 points