2020 Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude Premier Cru
  • 91

2020 Chateau de Beauregard Pouilly-Fuisse La Marechaude Premier Cru

Burgundy, FRANCE
$115. 00
$1380.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Frederic Burrier and his family own the historic Chateau de Beauregard and the small but equally important Chateau du Clos, both based in Pouilly, along with half ownership of Domaine de la Rochette based in Milly-Lamartine. Frederic is a staunch supporter of the wines of Pouilly, and led the commission into the possibility of premier crus for appellation. Winemaking is very traditional, and while he has tried newer methods and equipment, Frederic prefers the results he gets by crushing the grapes prior to using his Vaslin hydraulic press. As of 2020 vintage, many of the plots worked in Pouilly are now classified as premier cru.

Other Reviews....
The 2020 Pouilly-Fuissé La Maréchaude 1er Cru, from clay-limestone soils, is the one cuvée that seemed to just miss a bit of tension and energy on the nose, surprising as it showed so well 12 months earlier. Perhaps an off-day? The palate is much more like it: focused and saline, touches of orange rind, yellow plum and peach skin, grapefruit towards the tensile finish. Give this a couple of years in bottle for the aromatics to unfurl. Drink 2025-2036.
91+ points
Neal Martin - Vinous

An overtly exotic nose is comprised by notes of mostly dried yellow fruit that are trimmed in enough oak to mention. The plush, seductive and exceptionally round and fleshy flavors that possess fine mid-palate density before terminating in a bitter lemon and slightly warm finish. While the description of this wine admittedly does not sound completely harmonious, there is good potential here for a wine in a riper style. Drink 2024+.
90-93 points
Allen Meadows - Burghound