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Burghound, June 2020,
Firm reduction overshadows the underlying fruit today. However, there is a wonderfully textured, even seductive, mouthfeel to the muscular yet refined middle weight plus flavors that brim with dry extract that also serves to buffer the moderately firm acid spine while delivering good but not truly special length. However, I suspect that once this cleans up the persistence will improve with it. Drink 2026+ Outstanding
Jasper Morris MW, January 2020,
Two tanks this year. Blended for me to taste. Notably more colour than Champs Canet, but still with green tints, and a racy lime blossom nose. More clay gives the colour. I prefer the balance of this in the mouth too, in fact it’s a huge mouthful, no sense of lack of concentration here, excellent detail at the finish. Better acidity here too. Bravo.
Domaine Jacques Carillon
The Carillon family have been making wines in Puligny Montrachet since the early 17th century and there is nothing complicated in their winemaking philosophy. Good vineyard management means high quality fruit and then subtle but careful handling will allow maximum expression of the individual terroirs. Jacques’s wines do not focus on power, they are all about purity and integrity and deliciously refined, honeyed fruit flavours.
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.