François Carillon’s 1er cru Les Folatières is a rich, ripe Puligny-Montrachet that coats the palate with decadent floral and pear flavours. Balanced and elegant, with impressive roundness, the line of acidity breaks through the opulence artfully.
"This is aromatically quite similar to the Champs Gain though it is slightly riper. There is more volume and power to the full-bodied but generously proportioned flavors that coat the palate with dry extract while finishing with sneaky good length. This should drink well early but age reasonably well too. Worth a look."
(90-93) points, Allen Meadows (June 2018)
"Bright yellow. Ripe peach, spices and a whiff of banana on the nose; rather exotic for this cuvée at Carillon. Rich and warm in the mouth, but the white soil influence gives some elegance to the yellow peach and apricot flavors. Sweet, plush, seamless and full in the middle palate..."
(87-89) points, Stephen Tanzer (September 2017)
"Tank sample. Strongly floral nose. Bright and easy. Crunchy texture. Not the most intense but quite showy. Some sweetness here. Lots of drama and pizazz."
16 points, Jancis Robinson (November 2017)
Pale lemon with green tints. Delicious bouquet with some well-judged reductive notes. This is vibrant, full of energy, and the yellow plum notes are more than compensated by the vibrant reductive notes, without any excess acidity. Very good.
93 points, Inside Burgundy (May 2019)
The Folatières is quite ample and extrovert this year, with a bouquet of crème pâtissière, nutmeg, confit citrus and buttered apples. The wine is rich, expansive and layered, with a glossy attack and a cool core of fruit, its juicy acids balancing its textural impact.
92 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.