DOMAINE FRANCOIS CARILLON, Puligny-Montrachet
Domaine Francois Carillon is the legacy of the Carillon family that has been growing grapes in the Puligny-Montrachet region since the 16th century. Langton's has been dealing with Francois since he established his own label in 2010 and we're proud of how this relationship has grown.
His wines, reflecting his heritage and passion, rub shoulders with those Grand Cru and 1er Cru wine from Puligny-Montrachet and have garnered acclaim at the highest levels.
‘I cannot think of any Burgundian grower more energetic than François Carillon…’
Jancis Robinson MW
"There is a plush and very round yet punchy character to the caressing middle weight flavors that terminate in a beguiling and delicious finish that evidences hints of apple, wet stone excellent depth and persistence. Like its Chassagne counterpart, this is a very fine villages."
(89-91) points, Allen Meadows (June 2018)
"Tank sample. Much deeper and more intense than the Vieux Clos. A real line and tension here. Rather hidden and restrained but convincing. Good balance between fruit and acidity. Lots to chew on. Long."
16+ points, Jancis Robinson (November 2017)
François Carillon produces this cuvée from 5 hectares across eight different lieux dits, so this is a very good portrait of Puligny taken as a whole. Aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and nutmeg introduce a medium-full wine with a subtly glossy attack, good acids and a taut, mineral finish.
89 points, Decanter (October 2017)
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.