The Aux Bouthières, like its little brother, has is elegant while taking the richness up an octave, if not two. Beautiful rich honeyed and buttered stonefruit on the nose while the palate is textural, complex and very well balanced. This medium-bodied, classic Pouilly-Fuissé has a note of salinity while the zesty citrus and acidity keeps everything fresh.
The vieilles vignes (mature vines) Chardonnay enjoy a higher altitude that most in Burgundy, between 250 and 500 metres above sea level. This combination gives the wines a complexity and freshness. The old vines are harvested by hand before being fermented on wood, aged on lees and then, when the vinification is complete, left to age for 12 months in oak.
NOTE: Due to be classified Premier Cru in 2019
'This is high-end Pouilly-Fuissé, and the vineyards, which total 4.2 hectares, are ideally situated in the shadow of Roche du Solutre. The domaine was purchased in 2017 by the Parinet family of Château du Moulin-à-Vent. (The wines) are very fine expressions of white Burgundy, with lovely texture and mouthfeel.' Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak, October 2018
13% alcohol. Complex, lively, spicy and detailed with good structure and well integrated oak, together with a lovely texture to the pear and citrus fruit. Has a lovely texture and graininess with fine spicy notes underpinning the delicate yet concentrated fruit notes. Quite beautiful. There’s ripeness and richness, but it works so well in tension with the freshness.
94 points, Wine Anorak, October 2018
The 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières is excellent, unfurling from the glass with a generous bouquet of honeyed peaches and buttered orchard fruit, accented by bright touches of citrus zest and flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and three-dimensional, with bright acids, excellent purity and a saline, mineral finish. It's an attractively classical Pouilly-Fuissé that's the highlight of this new producer's portfolio.
93 points, Wine Advocate, September 2018
This ripe and fruity wine from the heart of the appellation's terroirs is attractively spicy as well as packed with crisp apple fruits. Balanced and lifted by acidity, the wine still has attractive freshness. Drink now.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast, December 2018