A delicately perfumed, complex nose, initially with floral scents, minerals (talc), toast, and subtle pineapple, evolves in the direction of riper, lusher scents. Achieves a surprising balance, managing to seem rich—with toasty, buttery flavors—but not at all heavy; in fact, it has an almost ethereal quality, a lightness that rests on a backbone of acidity that seems perfectly adjusted to the richness it offsets, an acidity that holds through a lingering finish. Among the finest Pouilly-Fuissé wines you’re likely to encounter. Delicious now, but will improve.
Food pairing: Aperitif, fish—grilled or meunière, scallops, mushroom risotto