Elegant, Vibrant, and Intense: Golden 2014 Puligny-Montrachet

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Elegance. “Puligny-Montrachet is where Burgundian Chardonnay is at its most complete,” writes Clive Coates MW. The tiny town, covering over less than one square mile, has made highly sought-after wine for nearly a thousand years. Today many consider it, as Coates puts it, “the greatest white wine commune on earth.”
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What makes this tiny corner of Burgundy so special? On the ground, it’s a combination of soil content (limestone, clay, and other minerals), slope, and exposition. Nearly every white Burgundy from the 2014 vintage has impressed us — the year produced wines with a perfect balance of richness and acidity — but the 2014s from Puligny-Montrachet are nothing short of exceptional.

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Famous.  Vincent Boyer is a young winemaker who has gained wide critical acclaim in recent years. His remarkable skill and excellent terroir hide behind his shy and humble personality. Boyer’s domaine and most of his vines are in Meursault, but today we’re offering his village-level 2014 Puligny-Montrachet, from the Reuchaux vineyard. It’s a winemaking success as great as any Vincent has achieved.
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The 2014 Puligny-Montrachet Reuchaux is elegance personified — the nose is very expressive, showing lime rind, chalk dust, white flowers, herbs and lemon. The mouth is concentrated and rich, but beautifully vibrant and very long, with an exceptional balance of fleshiness and mineral freshness. Look for notes of peach, spring flowers, straw, and white pepper. Burghound was similarly enthusiastic, awarding 90 points, and citing “generous flavors,” “excellent intensity,” and calling it a “very fine Puligny villages.”
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Puligny’s freshness makes it an excellent food wine, and this will add unrivaled elegance to your dish of veal, chicken, or fish. Vincent himself likes scallops with his Puligny — this three-ingredient preparation is one of our favorites. It’s an extraordinary wine from an exceptional year.

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BOYER-MARTENOT Puligny-Montrachet “Reuchaux” 2014
Ansonia Retail: $68
3+ bottle price: $59/bot

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AVAILABLE IN   3-    6-    AND   12-  BOTTLE LOTS

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Email Tom to place an order.
or call Tom: (617) 249-3657

 

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