Refined and racy, this is a sophisticated expression of Puligny-Montrachet terroir by François Carillon, whose familial ties to Burgundy stretch back to the 17th Century.
A soft, evocative palate of pear, spice, and white florals are evident on the nose and palate, with a textured, rich finish.
"Bright, light yellow...aromas of pear, peach and menthol. A rather round, soft style of 2016...I'd give this wine some aeration and enjoy it over the next three or four years..."
88 points, Stephen Tanzer (Septemer 2018)
"From a once-used 350-liter barrel: Ripe peach and spices on the nose and palate. Nicely fruity and sweet in the mouth, with enough intensity to support the slightly aggressive finish. From a once-used 300-liter cigare: Bright yellow. A bit more smoky oak showing today. Fat and smooth on the palate but the finish is a bit dried by the wood element."
(86-89) points, Stephen Tanzer (September 2017)
"Here too the natural elegance of Puligny is in evidence with ripe yet airy aromas of both white and yellow peach, pear and acacia blossom. Rich, round and plump medium-weight flavors possess an almost oily texture along with lovely intensity and drive on the lightly mineral-inflected finish. Apart from the nose, this isn't as refined as it usually is but I like the depth and persistence."
(89-92) points, Allen Meadows (June 2018)
"Tank sample. Lots of restrained chalkiness on the nose. Refinement. Real raciness. Polished texture and pronounced definition. Neat."
16.5 points, Jancis Robinson (November 2017)
Notes of chalky soil, preserved citrus, mandarin and a hint of spice precede a full-bodied, concentrated wine with a cool core of taut fruit, a bright line of acidity, and a sapid, flavourful finish.
91 points, Decanter (October 2017)
Clear bright lemon yellow. There is some verbena freshness alongside a fairly powerful bouquet. More in the white fruit register on the palate, this has been nicely judged and delivers considerable concentration behind. Good persistence.
93 points, Inside Burgundy (May 2019)
Puligny Blancs have a distinguished bouquet of almond paste, ferns, tropical fruit, amber, and white flowers. Their discreet acidity leaves room for a very soft mouthfeel and an impressive long finish.