- Jean Paul Thibert Pouilly Fuisse 2015 Product #31391 (In Stock)
Jean Paul Thibert's Jean Paul Thibert Macon Fuisse has been a store favorite for a few years now - but his Pouilly Fuisse completely blows the doors off. Our first thought on tasting this: There's a lot of $40 Chassagne-Montrachet that's not nearly this good.
The wine greets you with gorgeous aromas of ripe orchard fruits - apple, peach, pear - with accents of lemon, hazelnut, fresh butter and white flowers. Then this beauty delivers an absolutely classic white Burgundy palate of grilled pineapple, peach, pear, and lemon fruit with hazelnut, creme fraiche, and hints of salted caramel coming up as the wine warms. The oak is well-integrated, the texture is rich and creamy and mouth-coating and the finish long and fresh, leaving hazelnut, mint, and tangerine flavors lingering.
- Dom Lemonier Pouilly Fuisse Terroirs 2014 Product #31170 (In Stock)
Here’s an outstanding white Burgundy from the best part of the Macon: the limestone-clay hills of Pouilly Fuisse. With one-third made in tank (for freshness) and two-thirds in older barrels (for richness and spice), it’s delicious right now and will just get better over the next few years.
This pretty wine opens with fresh, clean, aromas of nectarine and apple with an attractive accent of wet stone and lemon oil. There’s good richness and vibrancy to the flavors of green apple, under-ripe pineapple, and citrus fruits with details of lemon zest, more wet stone, and fresh picked chervil. Brisk and fresh on the stone and citrus fresh finish, this makes your mouth water and leaves peach skin, wet stone minerality, and a touch of pineapple lingering on the clean, dry, finish.
Stephen Tanzer reviewed this wine under the estate’s “main” label last year, and his note is spot on: "Intriguing nose offers peach, honey and spices plus a building note of smoky silex. Larger-scaled than the Mâcon-Vergisson and Saint-Véran, conveying an impression of sucrosité leavened by rocky energy. Boasts lovely concentration and firmness; not quite metallic but not a pliant or supple style despite its density. 89 points”