Maison Joseph Drouhin, Pouilly-Vinzelles (Mâconnais, Burgundy, France) 2015

($20, Dreyfus Ashby):  The 2015 vintage in Burgundy delivered outstanding reds and whites.  It’s a rare vintage that is successful for both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but 2015 was.  The reds, for the most part, though engaging now, are best put in the cellar.  The whites are hard to resist now, especially those from the Mâconnais.  Pouilly-Vinzelles, a microscopic appellation compared to its more famous neighbor, Pouilly-Fuissé, can deliver equally enjoyable wines.  Usually less ripe and robust compared to Pouilly-Fuissé, the wines from Pouilly-Vinzelles often have an attractive taut and racy quality.  Drouhin’s 2015 Pouilly-Vinzelles marries that raciness with ripeness characteristic of the vintage.  Exceptionally long, this is a great bargain.  My advice?  Buy it by the case. 90 Michael Apstein Dec 5, 2017