The 2007 Leonard de Saint-Aubin Pouilly-Fuisse’, with 13% alcohol, scored 17 points out of the possible 20 Dionysian points. It cost under $20 back then. At 12 years old, it was charming. Citrus, apple, some hints of tropical fruit, and perfectly balanced with its acidity.

This is what a 100% Chardonnay wine should taste like; clean fruit and not over-oaked.


I had it with quail legs as an opening course. White Burgundy can age very well and this one, at 12 years old, has just approached it perfection. It will hold another 8 to 10 years.

It was an “All French night” with some Dionysian friends.  That’s why you cellar and age some wines; to share and make any meal a special occasion.  The grapes came from hillside vineyards just west of the city of Macon.  In Vino Veritas.