Georges Duboeuf Le Clos Devoluet-Durand Pouilly-Fuissé 2020 - Burgundy, France
90/100 James Suckling (2019 Vintage)
92/100 Vinous (2018 Vintage)
90-91/100 James Suckling (2017 Vintage)
91/100 James Suckling (2016 Vintage)
84/100 Robert Parker (2016 Vintage)
85/100 Robert Parker (2015 Vintage)
90/100 VertdeVin (2015 Vintage)
Commended, Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015 (2014 Vintage)
James Suckling "Aromas of hawthorn, dried apple, mango and flint. Some custard, too. It’s full-bodied with crisp acidity. Creamy and straightforward. Drink now." (2019 Vintage)
James Suckling "A fruity and juicy white with sliced apples and lemons. Some orange peel, too. Medium body with a mineral and crushed-stone character. Drink on release." (2017 Vintage)
James Suckling "This is dense and rich with sliced cooked apples and cream. Hints of hot stones. Solid and delicious. Full body. Shows the ripeness in the grapes in this vintage. Drink now." (2016 Vintage)
Robert Parker "A floral, confectionary bouquet introduces the 2016 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Verchères Le Clos Devoluet-Durand, a full-bodied, fat wine that's borderline overripe in profile." (2016 Vintage)
Robert Parker "The 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé Le Clos Devoluet-Durand has a rich and honeyed, almost petrolly bouquet that does not really articulate the region but is clean and with reasonable delineation. The palate is viscous and honeyed on the entry with low acidity, becoming more and more simple toward the finish that leaves you wanting more." (2015 Vintage)
The Drunken Cyclist “a solid effort. Pear and a bit of lemon … the palate is a bit round, but also tart, with mostly citrus fruit, and a lengthy finish. Very Good to Excellent.”
VertdeVin "The nose is fresh, aromatic, racy and quite intense. It reveals notes of fresh white fruits and fresh wild flowers associated with slight touches of fresh litchi/exotic fruits/eucalyptus as well as slight touches of leather/spices. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a beautiful freshness, minerality, fat, a slight acid frame as well as unctuosity. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of ripe/crushed white fruits (pear, brugnon/vine peach), fresh wild flowers and slight hints of fresh citrus associated with a subtle hint of eucalyptus, toasted oak, spices as well as a subtle hint of nutmeg/leather. Good length. " (2015 Vintage)
Dame Wine "Exotic fruit such as green mango, papaya and citrus flower with a thrilling amount of tension from mouth-watering acidity and a lime zest finish." (2017 vintage)
Decanter "Fresh, easy and pure, with melon-y aromas and gently peach, pear and apple flavours." (2014 vintage)
This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.
Pouilly-Fuissé is the appellation for the finest white wines of southern Burgundy's Maconnais district. There is no Premier Cru system within the appellation, so quality is indicated through the reputations of producers and their vineyards.
Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 74,000 acres (30,000ha) of vineyards are considered to be of equal importance, producing some of the most exclusive wines on Earth.
The two key grape varieties of Burgundy are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both members of the extended 'Pinot' family of grape varieties. There are others too, of course, like Aligoté, Pinot Gris, Gamay, and Sauvignon Blanc but the primary focus of Burgundy’s production is Pinot Noir for Bourgogne Rouge and Chardonnay for Bourgogne Blanc. Located in the east-central part of France, Burgundy has 5 primary wine growing areas; Chablis – “shab-lee” Côte de Nuits – the night slope, Côte de Beaune – the slope of Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise – the Chalon slope, Mâconnais – the region of Mâcon.
Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grapes, Chardonnay is made in a wide range of styles from lean, to rich, creamy white wines aged in oak. Bolder, richer, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays are made using oak and are produced in California, Burgundy, and Australia. Unoaked chardonnays such as Chablis and those produced in Chile, New Zealand, and other parts of France are leaner and often crisp and mineraly, with delicate flavors. By law, if a label says “Chablis,” it must be Chardonnay.