By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/31/2012 | Send Email
We have recently received our drop of the 2010 Domaine des Nembrets Pouilly-Fuisses. The "Clos de la Combe Poncét" has shown itself to be the most serious, and most unique, of all three. It is unique, in that it is a monopole site, that is barely an acre in size, and Denis Barraud has direct control over it. Unlike any of his other wines, this is vinified completely in oak, in old used Barriques. What is fascinating about this wine is when you first smell and taste it you think that he was using new oak, not old. There is a spiciness and richness to this wine that makes you jump to that assumption. The fruit is bright and pure with lots of yellow fruits on the palate with a more complex aromatic profile with orchard and citrus fruits. This is also has the most mineral drive of his entire lineup. This is the perfect vintage for this wine, it is rich powerful, but balanced, with no one component dominating and a very long finish. You can and should drink this now, just give it a chance to breath, but hold onto a bottle, if you can for a couple of years, I have a feeling this still has places to go.