Daniel Barraud

La Verchere Vieilles Vignes Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay

9.21 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Pouilly-Fuissé, Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
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
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

Prior notes still apply.

Sep 30th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Giving a slight chill now, to be paired with a beautiful slab of steelhead trout on the grill this evening 🐟😋

Notes forthcoming...

Profile is still consistent with my prior notes, please search if you're interested. I was a little concerned on cork extraction, slightly soft but well intact. Nose started out a little oxidative, different from other experiences on this one, but all that seems to have blown off, doing great now and should improve!

I love grilling a good cold water fish, always plenty of fats in the muscle to be very forgiving on the grates. In addition to proper surface prep, this fish is always non-stick, skin and flesh sides.

Giving a slight chill now, to be paired with a beautiful slab of steelhead trout on the grill this evening 🐟😋

Notes forthcoming...

Profile is still consistent with my prior notes, please search if you're interested. I was a little concerned on cork extraction, slightly soft but well intact. Nose started out a little oxidative, different from other experiences on this one, but all that seems to have blown off, doing great now and should improve!

I love grilling a good cold water fish, always plenty of fats in the muscle to be very forgiving on the grates. In addition to proper surface prep, this fish is always non-stick, skin and flesh sides.

Jun 13th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Few day old lemon curd on the nose, Apple, White Peach and very light oak/butter on the palate. Great acidity and minerality, finish just goes on forever.

We've been buying/cellaring this producer/bottle for many vintages (since '02), this is by far the best we've had to date. Patience usually rewards!

Few day old lemon curd on the nose, Apple, White Peach and very light oak/butter on the palate. Great acidity and minerality, finish just goes on forever.

We've been buying/cellaring this producer/bottle for many vintages (since '02), this is by far the best we've had to date. Patience usually rewards!

Nov 21st, 2017