This Domaine bottling is drawn from a 0.4-hectare plot of 50-year-old vines planted in the lieu-dit of La Combe, Puligny-Montrachet, on silt, clay and limestone soils. Naturally fermented and raised with just 15% new oak, the quality here is nothing short of terrific. It tastes like a baby-Puligny, as always. Super racy, citrussy and floral with a kiss of beeswax, there’s some nice generosity of fruit but the palate remains linear and tightly wound. Just outstanding for the level.
“The range begins with a superb 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay, the best I've ever tasted from Vincent Dureuil. It's a terrific wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of crisp green pear, yellow citrus fruit and almond paste, followed by a medium-bodied, elegantly textural palate that's beautifully lively and vibrant. This is well worth seeking out.” 89 points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“Outstanding. A discreet application of wood sets of ripe aromas of poached pear, apple and pretty floral wisps. The low yields are in evidence as the caressing and delicious flavors that possess fine volume for a wine of this level, all wrapped in a solidly complex and persistent finish. This would make a great choice for an all-around house white.” 87 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound