TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières

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TN: 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières

#1 Post by dcornutt » November 6th, 2019, 4:14 pm

  • 2012 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (11/6/2019)
    This wine is stunning right now. Light yellow color. Beautiful focused golden fruit. The acid has finally taken a step forward as the fruit has receded. The nose is white burgundy. Mineral finish. I LOVE Pernot. This is a wine on the way up. Fabulous!
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This one has really taken a step forward in the last few years. Flabby in youth now beautifully taught and sexy.
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#2 Post by Mike Grammer » November 7th, 2019, 5:55 am

Really good to see this note, Don, on the heels of Buzz' note on the 14 Villages. Very cool and interesting that it is showing so well/its best at this 7 year mark. I have always liked most 12 whites even if they don't have quite the hype and cut of the 14s.

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#3 Post by Joshua Kates » November 7th, 2019, 8:58 am

I've also found this with Pernot, and with his Folatieres in particular. Does not show so well in youth--also a bit oaky, if I recall--but when it comes round, it can be truly stunning. I only have a couple of bottles of the '11 left. I may have to source more from this period.

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#4 Post by Richard T r i m p i » November 7th, 2019, 9:03 am

Nice note Don. I've been finding a lot to like about Pernot's recent Bourgogne Blancs and Puligny Villages.

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#5 Post by John Ammons » November 7th, 2019, 9:37 am

Don - did you find the wine more evolved than you'd expected? I think the 2012 Pernots, while they can still be good, are in the "drink them up" category.

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#6 Post by dcornutt » November 7th, 2019, 2:13 pm

John.
To me it was still very young appearing. Not advanced. The aromatics are starting to really come around. FWIW.
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#7 Post by Dan Kravitz » November 7th, 2019, 7:06 pm

With my very limited experience, I find '12 a fine to great vintage for white Burgundy, assuming no premox. Stern, firm, balanced and classic, it reminds me a little of '95.

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