This is slightly richer than the St Véran and has great potential to become even richer and much more intense over the next 5 years or so. It may be a little closed on the nose initially so let it breathe a while to reveal citrus fruits, apples and pears. The fruits are less subtle on the palate and combine beautifully with marzipan and some spice. This is a very smooth and elegant wine with good structure and a very tasty finish.
Update to tasting note December 2014; this wine is developing that lovely "butteriness" of classic white Burgundy. It is definitely opening up and no longer tightly coiled as in August 2013 when Robert Parker's team tasted it. Beautiful and very classy.
Don't serve this wine too cold as the lovely flavours may be lost. Be careful pouring the last few drops as there may sometimes be a deposit which is harmless and a natural consequence of minimum or no filtration, ensuring in Domaine Thibert's words "full aromatic expression and richness of flavours"
This wine is very approachable now and will develop further over the next few years becoming even richer in body and more complex
Recommended for drinking with fish, seafood including scallops, foie gras, roast chicken, ham, pork, veal, creamy sauces, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, truffle. Generally it is not so good with other cheeses, tomato-based sauces, Chinese food, Thai food and, though it has the body to stand up to many of them, curries.
89 points Robert Parker Aug 2013
"The 2011 Pouilly-Vinzelles Les Longeays has a crisp, stony bouquet that is tightly coiled at the moment: dewy green apples mixed with freshly sliced pear. The palate is well-balanced with a fine line of acidity. It is harmonious, probably better in the mouth than on the nose and comes with a mouth-tingling spicy finish. Very fine. Drink now-2020."