Pupillin, Arbois

Emmanuel Houillon (Maison Pierre Overnoy)

Arbois Pupillin Poulsard 2015

Orange red, super light, looks more like a rose or dark orange wine, cloudy.

To be honest, the notes seem like an orange wine - would have called that if blinded I think. Didn't get any red fruit character found by some CT users.

Reductive nose (olive tapenade), blood orange, quince, tea, savoury tones (tomato branch, forest floor, chicken essence).

Palate - spritzy, very natty and reductive, a touch dirty but still has fruit. Still reductive the next day, but the blood orange and tea notes were clearer. Savoury, with saline acidity and good finish. I found the tannins out of place, especially against the lightness of the wine.

Day 3 - VA has appeared, still sporting reduction interestingly, quite savoury, feels weightier.

To be frank, I don't get this wine. Maybe it needs time, but it's an odd ball of a Poulsard - nothing like Labet's or Bonard's (both of which I like). Could be bottle variation - notes seem to align with that of some users. Would love to drink this again, but with the price trend, it remains a special treat.
— 16 days ago

Aravind, Severn and 10 others liked this

Renaud Bruyere & Adeline Houillon

La Croix Rouge Arbois Chardonnay 2015

A stellar expression of chardonnay. The density, length, and energy reminded me of a great Chablis!

Lemons, sea spray, flint, hay, like having electricity running over your tongue. Such a deep minerality. Needs lots of air to flesh out some fruit richness. What a beautiful wine - if only it was easier to come by these days.
— 3 days ago

Severn, Ira and 11 others liked this

Emmanuel Houillon (Maison Pierre Overnoy)

Arbois Pupillin Blanc Savagnin Ouille 2011

Russ W

Nice showing for ‘11 savagnin for first 45 minutes- pretty sharp decline after. If you are sitting on one I’d recommend drinking and drinking pretty quick upon opening. Pleasant oxidative notes. — a month ago

Krystal Lemons
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Philippe Bornard

Le Ginglet Arbois Pupillin Trousseau 2014

Drinks like full bodied rose'. Refreshing, slightly sour, but less than in 2018. — 3 days ago

Domaine de la Borde

Foudre à Canon Naturé Ouillé Arbois Pupillin Savagnin 2014

I think this might be the last remaining bottle I bought from Caveau, @Eric Brown — 23 days ago

Regina Greene
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Whoa, cool how was it drinking?!

Paul Benoit & fils

Arbois-Pupillin Ploussard 2012

Loved this one. Very refreshing. Had it at Tastings — a month ago


Arbois Pupillin Ploussard 2016

Almost rose, this vintage is super clean. No reduction. Nice but kind of boring. — 9 days ago

Michel Gahier

La Vigne du Louis Arbois Trousseau 2017

12.5%. Very very good. Hint of brett - tart and closed. But boy is this complex. Earthy, Kashmir red pepper, perhaps even a hint of tomatoes 🍅. Orange bitters on the back palate. Like silk much better than many Burgs I had in the last six months. From Max Kogod and I will buy the last bottle and the other cuvée from this producer best Trousseau I had in a long time! — 7 days ago

Hugh, Neil and 15 others liked this

Les Matheny

Arbois Poulsard 2016

Gorgeous color - a light crystal clear ruby moving towards orange on the rim. Like eating a handful of ripe fruit: cherries and strawberries with the delicate yet present tannins from their skins. Great juicy acid, surprisingly long. Poulsard is simply amazing. — 19 days ago

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