2007 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos de la Garenne"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Honeysuckle, heliotrope, ripe pear, and brown spices (here with a cinnamon-like sweetness and pungency) rise from a glass of 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Clos De La Garenne, displaying its family resemblance to Pernot’s Folatieres. Bell-clear, and preserving luscious primary refreshment in the context of creamy richness, this finishes with more sheer sap and gripping concentration than that sibling. The sense of chalky minerality, saline savor, and pungent spice here serves for invigoration. I would anticipate this being worth following for 6-8 years.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding* From a .7 ha parcel planted in 1957; most people do not know that Clos de la Garenne can also be declared as Champ Canet and save for Maison Jadot, usually is. This is also relatively high-toned and quite fresh with freshly cut lemon, acacia blossom, anise and a hint of oak that serves as a graceful introduction to the detailed, intense and more obviously mineral-driven middle weight flavors that possess really lovely intensity, all wrapped in a sappy, lingering and mildly oaky finish. I quite like this.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Reticent aromas of lemon, nuts and minerals sweetened by vanillin oak. Fresh, dry and closed, showing good depth but more stone today than fruits or flowers. The lemony note carries through on the palate.
Producer Note: Paul Pernot calls 2007 a "classic Burgundian vintage".