Puligny-Montrachet 2012, Jacques Carillon

Approximately a decade ago the vineyards of the old Louis Carillon domaine were split between Jacques and François. The Carillon family can claim to be one of the most ancient wine producers in Puligny. This Puligny 2012 from Jacques Carillon has a poached pear nose, Normandy unsalted butter, it is also fresh with a spoonful or two of lemon curd. Becomes withdrawn. Imbibed there is good balance, it is integrated, medium plus acidity, lemon and yellow apple flavour. A bright and lingering finish with a tooth-cleansing minerality. Considering it is six years old I am surprised that there is not more personality. It’s good but dare I say it, a trifle bland: 76/100. Photo shows Puligny vineyards looking south towards Chassagne and the hills of the Cote Chalonnaise in March 2018.


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