Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Folatières" 2007, Domaine Bzikot
Another Puligny from the little-known Bzikot stable (there isn't even a brass name plate on the house in the middle of the village). Mineral, closed and stony on the nose. This 1er cru Puligny is aged 1/4 in large volume cuves and 3/4 in oak barriques of which 50% are new. This ageing process preserves natural fruit flavours and also adds a dash of vanillins and structure. Ripe pear, green melon, lemons and cherry juice flavours. This Folatières has superb length. Good quality and appealing price. Photo shows an old chardonnay vine in the Puligny appellation.