A similar architecture to the En France, but with an even stonger sense of counterbalancing cut and punchy minerality. This is because the vines are a bit older and the calcaire more decomposed, allowing the vines to get up in there…..once again, very very good.
“(from well-drained 60-year-old vines planted on calcaire ebouillé and marl soil with a clay underpinning–Barraud referred to it as “very complete soil”; all done in fûts, 20% new but most of the rest recent): Full medium yellow. Highly complex scents and flavors of vineyard peach, preserved lemon and grapefruit, plus a riper suggestion of mirabelle. Compellingly rich, fine-grained and deep, conveying a strong impression of terroir in spite of its full alcohol. Finishes dusty and long, with great finesse, sexy minerality and a touch of citrus lift. A very elegant, strong Pouilly-Fuissé.” 90-92 points Steve Tanzer