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
The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières is also performing well, delivering a complex bouquet of pear, Meyer lemon, fresh bread, nutmeg and apricot. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and incisive, it's bright and nicely balanced, with sneaky depth at the core and a penetrating, delicately saline finish. It will benefit from a couple of years in the cellar.
93 points, Wine Advocate (May 2020)
The 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières is an incredibly distinctive wine. Broad, ample and creamy, the 2018 possesses tremendous textural resonance and nuance that only builds over time. Lemon confit, white flowers, almonds, white pepper and a touch of reduction give the 2018 striking flavor complexity, but it is the wine's substance and overall depth that are most compelling. The 2018 is a fabulous wine by any measure. Don't miss it.
94 points, Vinous (October 2020)
The nose of this wine is a little shy but promises freshness, with a hint of yellow apple. The bright palate has hints of flintiness and smoke that lend more interest to this fruity wine.
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (January 2020)
Stone dust and citrus aroma with a hint of smoky reduction. Oak shows on the palate in a cedary flavour and creamy texture. This is broader but I prefer the En Bertiolionne.
16.5 points, JancisRobinson.com (January 2020)