2001 Louis Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Referts"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This has evolved perfectly and now displays a mature but still attractively fresh, bright and complex nose honeysuckle, white orchard fruit and lovely spice hints. There is lovely focus and intensity to the rich and enveloping medium-bodied flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that really coats the mouth on the beautifully persistent finish. This is remarkably well-balanced and this wine underscores why Carillon is the reference standard for the appellation. I would be drinking this now and over the next decade because while it's fully mature, there is ample underlying reserve. Consistent notes.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Cool, steely aromas of spring flowers, lime, apricot and nut oil. Fatter and more enveloping than usual for this cru, perhaps because it a bit less minerally in 2001. But the intense spice and citrus flavors are rather unforthcoming today despite the harmonious acidity. A chewy, dense wine that still rather folded in on itself. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The concentrated, spiced apple-scented 2001 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts is light to medium-bodied, pure, and exhibits outstanding depth. Lemons, minerals, and pears can be found in its broad, expressive character. (PR)