Les Chalumeaux is a 1er cru lieu-dit fairly high on the hill close to Blagny and at an equivalent altitude as Les Folatières and the upper reaches of Meursault-Perrières. The top soil here is lighter than further down the Côte. This Puligny-Chalumeaux tasted at the domaine has an intriguing aroma of honey roast ham, red apple and sweet chestnuts. Apple and cherry flavours laced with lime and lemon with a pleasing sweetness. Well crafted for the Burgundy connaisseur this Puligny still needs, in my humble opinion, another 2 years to fully spread its wings. Would be a shame to miss out on the complexity. Photo is a blurred action shot of Thierry Matrot opening a bottle for the Burgloblog team in April 2010.
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