2014 Domaine du Château de Puligny-Montrachet Meursault 1er Cru "Les Poruzots"

SKU #1348502 90-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A trace of mineral reduction adds breath to the green fruit and floral-scented nose. There is excellent power, size and muscle to the caressing yet quite serious big-bodied flavors that exhibit fine length and complexity if not the refinement of the best of these 1ers.  (6/2016)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting, the 2014 Meursault 1er Cru les Poruzots from Domaine du Château de Puligny-Montrachet was showing some SO2 issues that erased some of the delineation but one can tell there is real intensity locked into this wine. The palate is better with a twist of sour lemon on the entry, orange rind and a touch of white peach. It actually finishes with some style, the oak neatly integrated and feeling very persistent on the aftertaste. This has plenty of promise. (NM)  (10/2017)

89-91 points Vinous

 (50% in big barrels; 15% new oak): Pale, bright yellow. Lime, stone, minerals, fennel and chlorophyll on the nose and palate, plus a touch of barrel spice. A bit disturbed by CO2 but boasts lovely intensity and energy, not to mention good texture and density. Finishes with noteworthy length. (ST)  (9/2015)

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.


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- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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- The town of Meursault is a prosperous village, with a Gothic town hall and narrow winding streets. It produces a small amount of red wine, but is justly famous for its whites. Although it has no Grand Cru vineyards, its Premiers Crus are justly famous, particularly Charmes, Poruzots, Perrières and Genevrières. A good Meursault has concentration, grip and backbone, in addition to its soft and rich fruit.