A White Burgundy of quality and character, one of Carillon’s Premiers Crus from Chassagne-Montrachet. Dripping with the characteristic power and intensity that we have come to expect from this Domaine.
François Carillon has always concentrated on the vineyard, a focus borne out of early work in the vines with his father in 1988. He manages the vines organically (but not at their expense).
Here the nose has a slightly Asian tea-like character along with petrol elements on the ripe orchard fruit scents. There is very good richness and volume to the delicious and seductively textured middle weight flavors that terminate in a mineral and saline-inflected finish that is relatively dry.
88-91 points, Burghound, June 2014
Bright medium yellow. Apple and pear aromas are complicated by menthol and soil. Supple, sweet and on the cool side for the vintage, with sweet apple and pear flavors accented by a touch of dusty minerals and complicated by oak notes of char and vanilla. Finishes firmly dry, with a note of pear and very good limey lift.
90 points, International Wine Cellar, September 2014
Tasted blind. Rather sweet toasty nose. A bit jagged and still unintegrated. Big and bold. Sort of Lafon style (though obviously not Lafon). A bit raw, beefy and ungainly at the moment but I think it will definitely develop into something rather special. Drink 2017-2021.
16.5+/20 points, JancisRobinson.com, Feb 2016
The whites are full-bodied, powerful, and fat, with aromas of almonds (green or toasted, depending on the age of the wine), ripe apples, white flowers, and honey, The finish is remarkably long.
The reds are deeply colored, full-bodied, and often quite fleshy, with classic aroma of cherry or kirsch and blackcurrant. Their firm structure is reminiscent of a wine from the Côte de Nuits.