2011 Vieilles Vignes En Buland Domaine Daniel Barraud

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
Village Pouilly Fuissé
ABV 12.5%
Vineyard En Buland

En Buland can be very massive, and this is, but also amazingly bright. Rich yet taut and tight and twangy. A real scrape of chalk. Very complete. Another one which could do with three or four years. Drinking range: 2014 - 2020 Rating: 95 L&S (Nov 2012)

Alternatively, we may well have some bottles in one of our shops - why not give us a call on 0207 244 0522 or send an email to: sales@leaandsandeman.co.uk.

Or, check the RELATED PRODUCTS below for different vintages or wines of a similar style.

Daniel Barraud is one of the Mâconnais' superstars and this is why: a white Burgundy with lovely expressive aromas, a delicate subtle lees-derived nuttiness and behind it deliciously concentrated, peachy Chardonnay fruit with juicy acidity. Rating: 92 The Wine Gang - www.thewinegang.com (Oct 2013)

Le commentaire d'Olivier Poussier, meilleur sommelier du monde : La cuvée "En Buland" provient de vieilles vignes faibles en rendement plantées dans les années 30. Fort d'une maturité parfaite, c'est un vin généreux, gras et riche. Il possède une attaque de bouche plutôt monstrueuse par son côté plein, mais avec une identité minérale superbement affirmée en fin de bouche. Une attaque assez grasse, une finale qui se resserre : Le tout forme un vin d'une grande précision. UN VIN QUI FAIT HONNEUR À LA CÔTE MÂCONNAISE La vinification et la gestion du bois est parfaite, le vin est à la fois complet, gras et puissant, faisant honneur à la Côte maconnaise. Ce vin démontre que la Côte mâconnaise, sur certains lieux-dits et terroirs, peut assumer une certaine légitimité vis à vis de certains crus de la Côte de Beaune. Le prix élevé de ce vin correspond à une cuvée de prestige pour cette appellation, mais qui est en rapport avec sa concentration, sa matière ainsi que son aptitude de vieillissement.La Revue du Vin de France (Sep 2013)

Lots of acidity and structure. Very ambitious. Undertow of throat lozenge… 2016-2024 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2013)

Domaine Barraud

We still see Daniel Barraud when we visit but today his children Julien and Anaïs are at the helm here now. They have vineyards in Vergisson that are mostly high up under the famous rock (Vergisson lies between the two dramatic cliffs of the rocks of Solutré and Vergisson). The vineyards here are significantly higher than those of Fuissé, and are consequently later-ripening, and the wines often have a more solid structure - but they each have their own distinct characters, from the Puligny-like directness of the La Roche to the fat richness of the 'en Buland', via the mineral force of the Crays.

All the wines are made keeping close to the tenets of bio-dynamics - not for the sake of it - but because over the generations experience has taught them that these principles really are the best way forward - as such they only ever bottle on a waning moon. All the wines see some barrel ageing apart from the Chaintré, which is aged in foudre (2/3) and tank.

As Allen Meadows wrote on www.Burghound.com 'I have said this before, but I will say it again: no one makes better wine in the Mâconnais than Barraud. There are a few domaines that produce wines that are sometimes just as good, ... but none of them surpasses the quality he consistently produces. If you aren’t familiar with the wines, you owe it to yourself and your pocketbook to check them out.'

With the 2022 releases this 11 HA domaine is now officially certified organic. Formalising the way they have been working for years.

The Barrauds have four vineyards that have been upgraded to Premier Cru status: 'En France', 'Les Crays', 'Sur la Roche', and la Verchère, although this last one will change its name to 'La Maréchaude' but retaining the parcel name of Verchère too. It's one of those oddities of such classifications that the vineyard which has consistently produced the Barraud's best wine for all the years that we have known them, 'En Buland', is not classified Premier Cru status as it faces north - this is electric in 2022.

This wine isn't currently part of a mixed case, but you can always browse our full selection of mixed cases here.
  • For full delivery details see our Delivery page.
  • We offer free nationwide* delivery for all orders over £150 with our own vans. We also offer an express delivery service for an additional charge.
  • Order & Collect from any of our 5 London shops. Order by Midnight for collection the next working day from 11am.
  • Private wine storage: we offer a full In Bond and Duty Paid private wine storage service - find out more here.