A pretty little Chardonnay

The 2002s from Daniel Barraud were quite excellent for Pouilly-Fuissé; I put a few bottles in my cellar. When I saw the first 2004 on the shelf of Lea and Sandeman I was keen to try it.

Pouilly-Fuissé la Verchère 2004, Domaine Daniel Barraud

The nose is nutty with some ripe lemony fruit. It smells quite pretty and charming, if not overly complex. The palate is light to medium-bodied with good fruit and a creamy minerality on the mid-palate and finish. The flavours are pure and focused. It is a nice drink, but the 2002s were a bit more bien loché (well titted out) and fun. This is a light, pretty Chardonnay that should go well with dinner tonight.