Saturday, 12 December 2015

Drinking Tonight - 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé La Roche, Bret Brothers

To go along a creamy, hearty Jerusalem artichoke soup and a chunk of mature Beaufort, I opted for this Chardonnay. I have had great experiences of the 2010, although I have finished all my bottles of that vintage. Time to try the new vintage on the block.

2013 Pouilly-Fuissé La Roche, Bret Brothers
The three year younger La Roche is a beauty, but it doesn´t reach the heights of the 2010. The nose is young, focused and deep with notes of candied orange peels, expensive soap, butter cookies and sage. Some matchbox aromas after a while. Very, very good.
The taste is broad and tight with fine sweet yellow fruit and additional notes of slate, fudge, butter cup flowers and milk chocolate. Long and fine with a nice mouth feel.. A good acidity. Should evolve well during the upcoming 3+ years.
91p   (tasted 2015/12)

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