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.
François agrees that this is a tough vineyard to work and I never find it easy to understand. Pale colour, with a slight pyrazine aspect to the nose. Then more classic pure fruit through the middle, with a good weight of texture too, livelier apple notes, less ripe than his Murgers Dents de Chien.
91 points, Inside Burgundy (December 2018)
Aromas of crushed rocks, white flowers, lemon oil and crisp green apple preface the 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Gain, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural wine with broad shoulders and superb energy and length that concludes with a mouthwateringly saline finish. This is a real success.
(91-93) points, Wine Advocate (May 2019)
A ripe, peach- and apple-laced white, this displays floral and mineral accents. On the lean side, with a refreshing, compact finish. Almost Riesling-like.
90 points, Wine Spectator (September 2020)
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.