There is plenty of matchstick character present on the overtly floral aromas of pear liqueur, spice and a hint of jasmine tea. The sleek and very attractively textured medium weight flavors possess a beguiling sense of underlying tension that exudes a fine bead of minerality while a firm acid spine is more prominent on the wonderfully long and slightly firmer finish where the warmth is a bit more evident. Despite the warmth, the higher level of acidity compensates and overall, I found this to be almost as classy as the BBM and certainly denser. Drink 2027+
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.