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2011 Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse les Cras

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from

Macon, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

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Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

eRobertParker.com #208
Aug 2013

Neal Martin

95

Drink: N/A

 

The outstanding 2011 Pouilly-Fuisse Les Cras comes from three small plots that Christophe lamented possess exceptionally hard limestone soils. But the effort is worth it. The Les Cras has a very pretty, understated bouquet that opens beautifully in the glass with delicate lemon curd and apple-blossom scents. The palate shows entrancing balance, a silky smooth texture, effortless harmony. The wine builds in the mouth toward a succinct, lightly honeyed finish that will leave you wondering why you wasted all your money on Corton-Charlemagne all those years. Sell that and load up on this. 

The silver lining of having precisely zero wines ready to taste at the BIVB upon my arrival was an impromptu visit to the village of Fuisse and Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils. As luck would have it, my first visit to a Maconnais winery on this trip provided a treasure trove of often outstanding wines overseen by brother and sister, Christophe and Sandrine Thibert. Christophe was brimming over with ideas, cautiously optimistic for his beloved region with the prospect of Macon’s Premier Cru denomination that would surely benefit growers like him. Upon the first introductory shake of hands, I experienced that “vibe,” a subliminal message that assures you are in the presence of conscientious vignerons. And so it was proven through the two-hour comprehensive tasting. Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils is one of the few Maconnais producers to really nail the idea of “selection parcellaire”: honing in on plots with common geological characteristics and bottling them separately. Out in the vineyard they practice organic viticulture and a lutte raisonnee approach and it was clear that the terroirs were clearly translated into the wine with the clarity of anything in the Cote d’Or thanks to Christophe’s minimalist intervention and judicious use of oak, often utilizing no more than around 10% new wood. This domaine has only really taken off in recent years since its modest beginnings back in the late 1960s. Most of their holdings are within the ambit of Fuisse, although it has expanded in recent years so that there are now 26 hectares scattered across Macon. Christophe cited 2007 as the key turning point, when his ideas really began to coalesce in terms of viticulture and focusing upon the mosaic of terroirs. While the entry level wines represent good value (and do not ignore their rip-roaring fruit packed sparkling Cremant rose), those seeking more intellect should head straight for the Pouilly-Fuisse bottlings that are often imbued with immense complexity and nuance. The only obstacle at the moment is the lack of space and their current facility is not so much cramped, but certainly “cozy.” Fortunately, there are plans to expand the winery so that Christophe will be more at liberty to extend elevage when necessary. Readers disowning white Burgundy because of prices or premox or both, should really stock up on these wines.

2011 Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Vignes Blanches Blanc

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from

Pouilly Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

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Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

eRobertParker.com #208
Aug 2013

Neal Martin

92

Drink: N/A

 

The 2011 Pouilly-Fuisse Vignes Blanches has a slightly taciturn, tightly coiled fume nose that is well-defined but needs coaxing from the glass. The palate is brimming over with citrus peel, light apricot and peachy notes. This is one of Christophe and Sandrine’s finest 2011s: very suave and sophisticated with lingering shaved ginger and lemongrass notes on the finish. Superb. 

2011 Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse les Champs

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from

Macon, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

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Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

eRobertParker.com #208
Aug 2013

Neal Martin

92

Drink: N/A

 

There are three barrels of the 2011 Pouilly-Fuisse Les Champs, of which just one is new. It has a very pretty, aromatic bouquet of white peach, freshly sliced apricot and brioche that you could sit and inhale all day. Don’t do that. Just sip this gorgeous Pouilly-Fuisse with vibrant, slightly honeyed fruit, ginger, white pepper and yellow plum – powerful and intense, but equally elegant and graceful. The finish demonstrates wonderful persistency and precision. Excellent. 

2011 Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Vignes de la Cote

A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from

Pouilly Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

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Reviewer

Rating

Maturity

eRobertParker.com #208
Aug 2013

Neal Martin

92

Drink: N/A

 

The 2011 Pouilly-Fuisse Vignes de la Cote has straight-down-the-line, no messin’ minerality on the nose that is just enthralling, lending it a quasi-Puligny allure but without the price tag. The palate is supremely well-balanced with a crisp citric thread. It is quite backward at the moment with subtle apricot and white peach notes, but one can already admire the focus, linearity and sheer breeding within this wine. Excellent.

 

 

 

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse les Cras

95

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Vignes Blanches Blanc

92

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse les Champs

92

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Vignes de la Cote

92

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse les Menetrieres

90

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes

89

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Vinzelles les Longeays

89

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils St Veran Bois de Fee

88

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Rose Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Cremant de Bourgogne Rose

88

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Macon Prisse en Chailloux

88

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Vinzelles

88

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Pouilly Fuisse Blanc

86

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Cremant de Bourgogne

86

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Saint Veran Champ Rond Blanc

86

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White Wine

2011

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Domaine Thibert Pere & Fils Saint Veran

85

   

 

 

 
   

 

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