Château des Quarts Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts 2017

Chardonnay from Mâconnais, Burgundy, France
JG 93
V 93
WA 92
AM 92
13.0% ABV
Item # 336348

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93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Château des Quarts is owned by Olivier Merlin and Dominique Lafon. The Clos des Quarts is a monopole vineyard, but Messieurs Merlin and Lafon made two bottlings from it in 2017, as there is a parcel here of very old vines that were planted in 1917 and they were bottled on their own this year, to celebrate their one hundredth birthday. However, the rest of the cuvée shows no signs of suffering from not having those old vines in the blend, as it offers up a superb bouquet of pear, fresh apricot, almond, chalky soil tones, spring flowers and a nice foundation of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and vibrant, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent mineral drive, great acids and grip and a long, complex and perfectly balanced finish. The 2017 Clos des Quarts has a bit of a new oaky personality to it, but is very well done in this idiom and is outstanding juice! 2020-2035+. (Jul/Aug 2020)"

93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts, co-owned by Olivier Merlin and Dominique Lafon, does not include the oldest vines in this particular vintage. Since these were planted in 1917, this plot was bottled separately in magnums to celebrate its centenary. It has a very classy bouquet, one that is beautifully defined with orange pith, apricot, lime flower and jasmine aromas that all gain intensity with aeration. The quality terroir comes through, even without those old vines. The palate is fresh and citrus-driven on the entry, bright and vivid with notes of orange rind, pine kernels, hints of mango and spice. This feels very harmonious and focused, demonstrating impressive depth on the flinty finish. This is a very impressive Pouilly-Fuissé from one of its most historic and now rejuvenated vineyards. Drink: 2021-2034. (Jun 2019)"

92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts opens in the glass with a promising bouquet of delicately buttered orchard fruit, honeycomb and blanched almonds that's discretely framed by a deft touch of new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, with a tight-knit, concentrated profile and tangy acidity that's not entirely integrated into the wine's structural profile at the time of writing. The raw materials are promising, but a little patience will be required. Drink: 2021-2033. (Aug 2019)"

92 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(a monopole with a large percentage of vines that were planted in 1917). Softly exotic aromas include those of pineapple, lychee, marmalade and a hint of wood. The solidly concentrated and voluminous middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of refinement and excellent minerality before concluding in a complex, delicious and impressive long finish that evidences a refreshing bitter lemon character. This isn't classic but it's lovely all the same. Drink: 2025+. (Oct 2019)"
93+ points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Château des Quarts is owned by Olivier Merlin and Dominique Lafon. The Clos des Quarts is a monopole vineyard, but Messieurs Merlin and Lafon made two bottlings from it in 2017, as there is a parcel here of very old vines that were planted in 1917 and they were bottled on their own this year, to celebrate their one hundredth birthday. However, the rest of the cuvée shows no signs of suffering from not having those old vines in the blend, as it offers up a superb bouquet of pear, fresh apricot, almond, chalky soil tones, spring flowers and a nice foundation of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and vibrant, with a lovely core of fruit, excellent mineral drive, great acids and grip and a long, complex and perfectly balanced finish. The 2017 Clos des Quarts has a bit of a new oaky personality to it, but is very well done in this idiom and is outstanding juice! 2020-2035+. (Jul/Aug 2020)"

93 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts, co-owned by Olivier Merlin and Dominique Lafon, does not include the oldest vines in this particular vintage. Since these were planted in 1917, this plot was bottled separately in magnums to celebrate its centenary. It has a very classy bouquet, one that is beautifully defined with orange pith, apricot, lime flower and jasmine aromas that all gain intensity with aeration. The quality terroir comes through, even without those old vines. The palate is fresh and citrus-driven on the entry, bright and vivid with notes of orange rind, pine kernels, hints of mango and spice. This feels very harmonious and focused, demonstrating impressive depth on the flinty finish. This is a very impressive Pouilly-Fuissé from one of its most historic and now rejuvenated vineyards. Drink: 2021-2034. (Jun 2019)"

92 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 Pouilly-Fuissé Clos des Quarts opens in the glass with a promising bouquet of delicately buttered orchard fruit, honeycomb and blanched almonds that's discretely framed by a deft touch of new oak. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and muscular, with a tight-knit, concentrated profile and tangy acidity that's not entirely integrated into the wine's structural profile at the time of writing. The raw materials are promising, but a little patience will be required. Drink: 2021-2033. (Aug 2019)"

92 points and 'Outstanding,' Allen Meadows (Burghound): "(a monopole with a large percentage of vines that were planted in 1917). Softly exotic aromas include those of pineapple, lychee, marmalade and a hint of wood. The solidly concentrated and voluminous middle weight flavors possess a lovely sense of refinement and excellent minerality before concluding in a complex, delicious and impressive long finish that evidences a refreshing bitter lemon character. This isn't classic but it's lovely all the same. Drink: 2025+. (Oct 2019)"
Product SKU 336348
Producer Château des Quarts
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Mâconnais
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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