TN: 1996 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet

  • 1996 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet (7/19/2011)
    This was an extremely impressive vintage. Still going strong at age 15, it had a rich, layered bouquet with notes of cream, fleshy white fruit, some flowers and a whiff of smoky mineral. Nice stuff, somewhat straddling Puligny and Meursault. The palate had tons of depth for a village, with lovely fresh acidity reflecting the vintage running through rich flavours of white fruit, cream and some savoury nutty notes which wound their way into a long, minerally end. The wine was at a very nice place now. It may lack the breadth and complexity of a good 1er Cru, but this was about as good as village one could wish for. It certainly did the wine’s cause no harm either that it went wonderfully well with a range of fatty-fish sushi. (92 pts.)

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