A supremely elegant single vineyard Chardonnay from a top site in Pouilly-Fuisse. The En Buland is a cooler site high on the Rock of Solutre's north-east facing slopes. Here vines planted in 1934 produce a wine of immense texture and restrained power, with a fine mineral layering but also the sheer fruit depth to benefit from a full 12 months in barrel (of which 35% was new oak). With limey and subtly exotic themes giving detail to its superb fruit presence, the En Buland is an majestic white to drink soon or cellar.
91-93/100 & Sweet Spot Outstanding, Allen Meadows, Burghound (2020 Vintage)
"An unrelentingly restrained nose is all but mute and requires determined swirling to slowly reveal ripe and fresh aromas of apricot, white peach and plenty of citrus influence. Like the Sur la Roche, the big-bodied flavours are dense, serious and powerful with excellent depth and persistence. This isn't quite as dense but it's even better balanced."
Reviews for the 2019 vintage below…
92/100 Neal Martin, Vinous (2019 Vintage)
"The 2019 Pouilly-Fuissé En Buland Vieilles Vignes has a very elegant and poised bouquet with Golden Delicious, honeysuckle and jasmine, touches of white peach in the background. The aromas are beautifully defined. The palate is well balanced with more concentration and weight than the Les Crays. It feels voluminous towards the waxy-textured finish with a long tail of ginger that lingers on the aftertaste. Superb."