Daniel Barraud

La Verchere Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay

9.020 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fuissé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has bruised yellow apple, cold butter, fresh green herbs and wet oak.
Palate has baked apple, squeeze of lemon juice, lemon zest and round, mild oak influence.
Our final bottle of the 2005, likely one of the best bottles to our memory. This could likely continue to hold a few more years, before noticeably decline.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has bruised yellow apple, cold butter, fresh green herbs and wet oak.
Palate has baked apple, squeeze of lemon juice, lemon zest and round, mild oak influence.
Our final bottle of the 2005, likely one of the best bottles to our memory. This could likely continue to hold a few more years, before noticeably decline.

Sep 28th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Beautiful acidity. Very mineral and salty on the finish

Beautiful acidity. Very mineral and salty on the finish

Jul 13th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Love this, captures lush tones on the nose and palate while maintaining freshness and textural depth. Lots of extract, mineral throughout, phenolic presence on the back palate and finish. Alcohol pokes out a touch, not offensive.

Love this, captures lush tones on the nose and palate while maintaining freshness and textural depth. Lots of extract, mineral throughout, phenolic presence on the back palate and finish. Alcohol pokes out a touch, not offensive.

Jan 9th, 2018
Roel van der Burg

Sommelier at Restaurant Entrepot

9.4

Impressive! The balance between power & finesse that Barraud is able to find is to be admired. Southern richness, opulent character and loaded with citrus. So precise. A beauty! La Verèche vinyard has a full south orientation, marly-limestone soil & 60 year old vines.

Impressive! The balance between power & finesse that Barraud is able to find is to be admired. Southern richness, opulent character and loaded with citrus. So precise. A beauty! La Verèche vinyard has a full south orientation, marly-limestone soil & 60 year old vines.

Mar 26th, 2016
Byron Hewett

Delish!

Delish!

Sep 27th, 2019
David Valenti

Hints of agrumes. Honey. Greasy, thick, full of matter. Lingers endlessly.

Hints of agrumes. Honey. Greasy, thick, full of matter. Lingers endlessly.

Jul 29th, 2019
Evan Tenaglia

Spicy ginger with rocky/stony aspect on the palate. Delicious as always from Barraud!

Spicy ginger with rocky/stony aspect on the palate. Delicious as always from Barraud!

Feb 13th, 2017
Karen Williams

With sea bass and broccoli purée

With sea bass and broccoli purée

Oct 12th, 2014
Francis Plante

À acheter à la caisse!!!

À acheter à la caisse!!!

Jan 3rd, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Tom had this 4 years ago

Tom had this 4 years ago

Mar 10th, 2016