2015 Stephane Tissot Arbois Chardonnay les Bruyeres

2015 Stephane Tissot Arbois Chardonnay les Bruyeres


The Bruyères ’15 was still in barrel, and in separate component parts. The Vieilles Vignes portion of this black clayed, Triassic era vineyard was mind blowing good. My note: “WOW. Soooo complete and complex between fruit richness and minerality. F’in crazy tasty.” The young vines portion was planted in 2004 on échalas, the single pole trellising à la Côte Rôtie (and the Clos du Curon). It was of the same profile as the VV portion, but not quite as deep in dry extract. The blend between the two will be fantastic, I have no doubt…..the blend is roughly 50/50, with 10 barrels of VV, and 11 barrels of young vines (525 cases).

Joel Payne of Vinous review:

“Reductive aromas of white peach, lime and mint. At once sweet and cool on the palate, and a touch rustic in the style of Chardonnay grown on the clay soils of the Triassic. The very old vines, however, provide Les Bruyères with sappy extract, harboring flavors of grapefruit and menthol. Finishes chewy but, according to Tissot, without the minerality this bottling normally displays. That said, the 2013 is an excellent wine with a very spicy aftertaste.” 91 Joel Payne of Vinous for the 2013, NOT THE 2015 OFFERED HERE.

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