Immediately on the nose one is struck by the sheer size of this wine - it's huge, but still fresh. Weighty and authoritative but not heavy. Creamy textured. Lovely!L&S (Jan 2014)
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The 2012 Pouilly Fuissé en Bulands Vieilles Vignes comes from 80-year-old vines occupying the same terroirs as Les Crays and En Verchere, but with a different exposure. It also sees a little more new oak at 30%. It has a sensual bouquet with touches of white chocolate, nutmeg and orange rind that is reticent at first, but soon develops great intensity with minimal encouragement. The palate is very well-balanced with touches of mandarin, orange zest and a hint of nutmeg. It is very well-defined with a powerful and intense finish that lingers on and on in the mouth. Drinking range: 2014 - 2022 Rating: 93 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Oct 2014)
Rating: 93 Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com (Jan 2014)
Vanilla oak here, and a glossy thick texture. Smooth, drinkable, full bodied. Authentically Mâconnais. 2015-2022 Rating: 17 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2014)
(65+ year old vines near Solutré that face north east). Fortunately this is not troubled as the elegant and pure aromas of apple, citrus zest, acacia blossom and spice are easily appreciated. As is often the case this is a big, powerful and seriously concentrated effort that oozes mouth coating dry extract before culminating in a dry but not really austere finish that delivers strikingly good length. This isn’t quite as refined or mineral-driven as the La Roche but it’s excellent all the same. 2017+ Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Oct 2013)
Domaine Daniel Barraud
Daniel and Martine Barraud, now joined by their son Julien and daughter Anaïs, 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 all of Daniel's wines have their own character, 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 as Daniel says - for the sake of it, but because over the generations experience has taught them these principles really are the best way forward - as such they only ever bottle on a waning moon. The Domaine is working toward organic certification. All the wines see some barrel ageing apart from the Chaintré, which is aged in foudre (2/3) and tank.
As Allen Meadows wrote in 2014 in Burghound '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.' (www.Burghound.com).
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