Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Pouilly-Fuisse 2006, Bouchard Aine & Fils

I generally avoid Burgundy's negociant wines from the likes of Louis Latour, Louis Jadot, Champy, Faiveley, Moillard, Patriarche etc on the grounds that all too often they are formulaic not artisanal; the house style dominates the terroir. With trepidation I opened this Bouchard Aine & Fils Pouilly-Fuisse but was most pleasantly surprised by a fresh medium-light yellow colour. A ripe pear, apricot, honey nose. A little clinical perhaps owing to elevage in stainless steel but pleasant and Fuisse-like all the same. On the palate, rich yellow fruit, broad on the mid-palate with a glossy texture, attractive citrus flavours, a little firey, orange finish and fairly long. By no means is this the best Pouilly-Fuisse but it is a very decent beverage and I commend it to the House.

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