Domaine J. A. Ferret

Les Ménétrierès Cuvée Spéciale Hors-Classe Pouilly-Fuissé Chardonnay

9.011 ratings
9.34 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
Joe D'Angelo

Les Ménétrières is a one-hectare, southeast-facing vineyard with one third of the vines 40-years-old, one third 20-years, and a third are 10-years which are planted on shale in the upper half of the vineyard and pearly slabs in the lower half. The soils here are composed of alluvial deposits, layered with a sub-soil consisting of limestone and limestone marl streaks, with top layers rich in stone-free limestone deposits and light marls. These mineral rich soils greatly reflect in the 2012, which shows gorgeous streaks of minerality woven together with stunning aromas of Asian pear, white peach, lemon zest, almond, smoke, saline and a spicy floral character. It continues to impress as it expands on the palate with its lovely oily texture, which is beautifully cut by wonderful acidity that carries on through the delicious, mineral laced finish. Today, the Les Ménétrières seems to be the most complete and compelling wine I have tasted from the Domaine in this vintage. It is already showing tons of character and I only expect it to further evolve in the bottle

Les Ménétrières is a one-hectare, southeast-facing vineyard with one third of the vines 40-years-old, one third 20-years, and a third are 10-years which are planted on shale in the upper half of the vineyard and pearly slabs in the lower half. The soils here are composed of alluvial deposits, layered with a sub-soil consisting of limestone and limestone marl streaks, with top layers rich in stone-free limestone deposits and light marls. These mineral rich soils greatly reflect in the 2012, which shows gorgeous streaks of minerality woven together with stunning aromas of Asian pear, white peach, lemon zest, almond, smoke, saline and a spicy floral character. It continues to impress as it expands on the palate with its lovely oily texture, which is beautifully cut by wonderful acidity that carries on through the delicious, mineral laced finish. Today, the Les Ménétrières seems to be the most complete and compelling wine I have tasted from the Domaine in this vintage. It is already showing tons of character and I only expect it to further evolve in the bottle

Jul 9th, 2019
Sarah Hexter

Blogger/Director of Communications and Financial Operations Rosenthal Wine Merchant

9.5

At RWM annual meeting; lush and almost tropical, just imperfect enough to be extremely compelling

At RWM annual meeting; lush and almost tropical, just imperfect enough to be extremely compelling

Jan 5th, 2015
Matthew Cohen

Rich and woody. Not that great.

Rich and woody. Not that great.

Jan 4th, 2017
Kapyrick Wine

V08. Elegant. Flinty, apricot nose. Bright, creamy, stone fruit , and lime fruit.

V08. Elegant. Flinty, apricot nose. Bright, creamy, stone fruit , and lime fruit.

Jan 3rd, 2017
Jun Yamazaki

1999 vintage. Golden hue. Very nice overtone, aroma. Went very well with Thai cuisine.

1999 vintage. Golden hue. Very nice overtone, aroma. Went very well with Thai cuisine.

May 6th, 2015
Archie Mega

Ferret. Hmmmmm

Ferret. Hmmmmm

Nov 15th, 2012
Doug Powers

Still in great condition and drinking very, very well.

Still in great condition and drinking very, very well.

Oct 26th, 2013
Steve Pollack

Steve had this 6 years ago

Steve had this 6 years ago

Mar 17th, 2015
Jonathan Patch

Ferret. 2000. Special stuff.

Ferret. 2000. Special stuff.

Nov 14th, 2012
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

8.9

Chris had this 8 years ago

Chris had this 8 years ago

Jan 18th, 2013