Epic Pouilly-Fuissés from Domaine du Roc des Boutires

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Epic Pouilly-Fuissés from Domaine du Roc des Boutires

Domaine du Roc des Boutires is a new discovery for me. This is high-end Pouilly-Fuissé, and the vineyards, which total 4.2 hecatres, 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, so these wines pre-date the acquisition. But they are very fine expressions of white Burgundy, with lovely texture and mouthfeel. Prices are reasonable for the quality on offer.

Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé 2016 Burgundy, France
13% alcohol. This is complex, concentrated and refined with fine pear and citrus fruit, showing broad, fine-grained texture and lovely mineral detail. Incredible finesse and palate weight with a nice stony minerality underpinning the fruit, as well as a touch of honeyed richness. Harmonious and pure, balancing richness with freshness. 94/100

Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé En Bertilionne 2016 Burgundy, France
13% alcohol. This is just so precise, combining delicacy and concentration. Refined and expressive with fine citrus notes, some pear and white peach, and a fine, pithy, spicy bite adding interest. The oak is perfectly integrated with the nice, fine-grained fruit notes. Beautiful poise, balance and complexity. 95/100

Domaine du Roc des Boutires Pouilly-Fuissé Aux Bouthières 2016 Burgundy, France
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. 94/100

RRPs

Domaine du Roc des Boutires ‘En Bertilionne’, Pouilly-Fuissé, 2016 £32.95 per bottle RRP
Domaine du Roc des Boutires ‘Aux Bouthières’, Pouilly-Fuissé, 2016 £37.95 per bottle RRP
Domaine du Roc des Boutires, Pouilly-Fuissé, 2016 £ 28.95 per bottle RRP

UK agent: Flint Wines

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  1. ‘Prices are reasonable for the quality on offer’….not sure which world you live in…but you’re the expert so I’ll take your word that 30 quid Pouilly is good value!

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