2010DenogentPFCroix2010 Domaine Robert-Denogent, Pouilly-Fuisse “La Croix” Vieilles Vignes, France.
This wine sizzles with intensity and vibrancy, and for me it is like a Grand Cru Chablis in character with laser like focus, mineral laced and surprisingly dense and lengthy. For those that like great white Burgundy, Robert-Denogent is a must have and these 2010 wines are sublime and mind-blowing, especially this 2010 La Croix Pouilly-Fuisse Old Vines which is just stunning start to finish and should age a decade or more with grace and detail. The nose bursts to life with citrus notes and lime blossoms, wet stones and matchstick leading to a zesty driving palate of lemon, grapefruit peel and apple apple, but at this stage it is all about acidity and mineral tones, though with air a underlying density and richness emerge with hints of clarified cream, pear and hazelnuts all coming out. This wine is griping and a stunning example of old vine Chardonnay at it’s best. Over the last decade Domaine Robert-Denogent has produced Pouilly-Fuisse that rivals the best from Puligny or Chassagne, or in some cases besting them by a wide margin, these are serious wines and seriously tasty as well.
($48 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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