WA92+, AG92, AM90-92
Winery/Brand: Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon
Area: Pouilly Fuisse Valley
Wine Advocate: 92+
Anotnio Galloni: 92
Allen Meadow: 90-92
Type: White Wine
Grapes Varieties: chardonnay
Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
(RP=92+) Opening in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, and toasted nuts, the 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé En Chatenay is medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural but tightly wound, with racy acids and good depth at the core. In the generally rather immediate 2018 vintage, this is one wine that will flesh out with a year or two of bottle age, even if it will be approachable younger.
(AG=92) The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé comes from a single 1.5-hectare vineyard in Vergisson and undergoes some aging in stainless steel. It has a steely, focused bouquet with razor-sharp precision. The taut, fresh palate displays wonderful balance. Very harmonious, with hints of white peach and nectarine toward the sustained finish. Excellent.
(AM=90-92) Gon noted that this had not yet been assembled so the sample I was served may be slightly different from the final blend. The nose is unreadable due to strong sulfur influence. Otherwise, there is excellent richness to the more refined medium-weight flavors that possess very good mid-palate density as well as slightly better depth and precision on the impressively long finish.