2007 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Pucelles" (Previously $100)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pernot’s 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles smells of ripe melon and peach, along with candied ginger and lemon rind. Taking to the next level the lush, forward fruit and silken texture that characterized the other in this collection, it persists as well in preserving a sense of primary juiciness as well as transparency to chalky, savory crustacean, citrus zest, and spicy complexities in its long, seductive finish. There is more of the energy here that characterize the very best wines of the vintage than in Pernot’s other outstanding premier crus of the vintage. I would anticipate 8-10 years of intellectual as well as sensual satisfaction. (DS)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A classy and pure nose offers up notes of honeysuckle, acacia blossom and lemon peel that is also deftly trimmed in a touch of wood before dissolving seamlessly into fresh, intense and lightly mineral suffused medium weight flavors that possess really lovely detail and intensity on the admirably complex, mouth coating and strikingly long finish. I particularly like the fine balance and overall sense of harmony here.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, green-tinged yellow. Sexy, complex nose melds lemon, hazelnut, crushed stone and steely minerality. Then more bracing in the mouth than the nose suggests; a step up in flavor intensity and grip over the Folatieres and Clos de la Garenne but still quite tightly wound. Finishes long and firm.
As it often does, this edges towards Grand Cru power and reserve. It is much more closed, with very prominent spicy minerality and a lovely finish. Overall it seems a bit lighter on the palate, but I think it is only because the Folatieres is so open and generous. Long, elegant and subtle! (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 6/2008)