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June 15, 201591-93 Strong notes of reduction and sulfur render this unreadable at present. Otherwise though there is a lovely sense of both freshness and vibrancy to the saline, stony and refined middle weight flavors that possess a very different texture than that of the Combettes, all wrapped in a slightly more complex and strikingly persistent finish. This is good stuff with admirable development potential.
December 201490-92 The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet les Perrières 1er Cru has a very withdrawn nose at the moment – hopefully more minerality will surface by the time of bottling. It does begin to open in the glass with delicate popcorn and almond scents – you just want to pry the aromatics open with your fingers. The palate is clean and fresh with orange zest and spicy notes on the entry, a crisp line of acidity and a long build on the finish that finally delivers what you expect from this vineyard with enticing salinity on the aftertaste. Visiting Francois Carillon on a chilly, windy Monday evening, it was somewhat a relief to step inside his warm barrel cellar full of newborn 2014s. François told me that he cropped the 2013 vintage September 26 to October 4. I enthused about his roster of 2013s that I feel show more drive and ambition than when I tasted the 2012s from barrel a year ago. In particular, his Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru was spectacular, one of the best of several I have encountered from barrel. Given the reasonable prices for the wines, many of these come recommended.
September 201590+ Bright, light yellow. Apricot, lemon and a strong suggestion of smoky silex on the rocky nose. Rich, sweet and rather powerful but with good citric verve to the flavors of yellow fruits and wet rock. Not quite as pristine as the 2014 version. This wine needs a few years to burn off some of its baby fat.