Bachelet Monnot Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru 2015
Powerful, mineral and ripe, Bachelet-Monnot has produced an outstanding Folatieres in what was a relatively warm vintage. There's a lot of richness, body, and plump acidity contributing a lot of freshness to the wine. Vibrant stone fruits, peaches, melon, ripe green apples, followed with a creamy, almost buttery finish. An outstanding example of great Puligny.
Benoit Ente Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Truffiere 1er Cru 2015
A leaner style coming from the relatively cool Truffiere site, a hill once known for its abundance of truffles. Citrus fruit and limes dominate the nose and palate, with a light floral, almost soapy character. Zesty, kamquat, with zingy acidity and mineral overtones.
Charles Van Canneyt Puligny Montrachet Les Cailleret 1er Cru 2015
Typical Canneyt style, full of richness, power and extraction. Very ripe, warm, with judicious use of oak. Flinty, mineral notes are balanced with good acidity. Ripe pineapple, melons and peaches follow through with a very buttery, spicy finish. An early drinking style, this is already very approachable.
Dujac Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru 2015
Dujac may be renowned for his powerful expressions of Pinot Noir, but what he does with Chardonnay is nothing short of amazing. Lean mineral overtones, with intense citrus, graperfruit, green apples, followed by elegant mineral notes. Very attractive gunflint leading to a creamy finish. This is drinking very well already.
Etienne Sauzet has proven themselves to be consistently great no matter the vintage conditions. This medium-bodied Puligny displays powerful, spicy overtones, vibrant citrus fruit, pronounced acidity and very well balanced oak. A hint of the toasty buttery notes from the barrels, the finish is long and harmonious.
Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru 2015
A rich, powerful style by Sauzet. Les Combettes is sandwiched between Champ Canet and Referts, lying just across the border of Meursault Perrieres and Charmes premier crus. As a result, it tends to share the plumpness of a great Meursault, with the refinement and elegance of Puligny. This is a vibrant, exotic example from Sauzet, displaying concentrated aromas of tangerines, kumquat, orange peel, with lovely minerality, great acidity and a toasty finish.
Etienne Sauzet Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres 1er Cru 2015
A very toasty style by Sauzet. Folatieres is the largest of all Puligny's premier crus, and also one of the finest. A pronounced oaky style, typical of Sauzet, with a weighty mid-palate that drives the rich tropical fruit, with notes of pineapples, marzipan, toasted almonds and butter. The acidity is a little lower on this one, giving the wine a somewhat sweeter, riper finish.
Faiveley Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain 1er Cru 2015
A rich buttery nose, lending the palate a very rounded, albeit slightly oily charcter. But good concentration of fruit, full-bodied, vibrant citrus notes, orange peel, lemon zest, and a creamy finish.
Faiveley Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 2015
Faiveley is well-known for their powerful, robust styles of winemaking, and this is no exception. Pronounced citrus fruits, white flowers, with lovely gunflint aromas. A little more on the floral side, giving this a somewhat soapy aroma. But overall, a really nice soft expression of Puligny that is very pleasant and excellent value for money.
Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru 2015
The wine of the night, Boillot is clearly one of the rising stars in Puligny. A very powerful expression, lean and a little reductive at first, displaying a strong wift of struck match and gun flint aroma. After a little breathing in glass, the elegant floral fruit structure starts to develop, with a very streaky clean citrus, grapefruit and orange peel aroma. Great purity of fruit, complex, layered, and very refined.