The 2010 Puligny-Montrachet Folatièresis the most tense and inward of the Puligny premiers crus today. It boasts a serious core of underlying minerality, bright fruit and tremendous length. At this same time it is a bit raw. If the typical Folatièresfinesse emerges, the wine may merit a higher score in the future. Drink 2014+
Puligny Montrachet is known as the most delicate of the white wine appellations south of Beaune.Its wines tend to be linear and mineral offering delicate floral and orchard fruit aromatics. Its village and premier cru vineyard area total slightly over 200 hectares but almost half of them are premier cru making them one of the highest proportions of quality vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Several grand cru vineyards are present, the most notable being Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachetwhich it shares with neighbouring Chassagne, but it does have the extraordinary Chevalier Montrachet and the tiny Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet all to itself. There are a handful of red wines grown, but they tend to be quite light and need to be drunk in their youth.