The famous chef Raymond Blanc has been happy to retain two Michelin stars for more than 30 years without aiming for three. There is a certain wisdom in this approach to life. Especially as it has given him the time to develop dozens of young chefs who have themselves gone on to earn their own macaroons. Some wine producers are the same. They are content to produce wines which are consistently very good and keep their customers happy. But they are not trying to push the boundaries. Domaine Bachelet-Monnot is one such wise domaine. As is, for example, Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy. This Puligny 1er Cru is produced from 50 year old vines. Reflecting the concentration of these old vines, the wine is plump, peachy and floral. Very giving and joyful. Rich, mouth-filling and with sensational impact. This 2017 Puligny 1er Cru has a real wow factor. Hopefully they will have it on the wine list at Manoir aux Quatre Saisons! Appropriately priced at £55 pb in bond from J&B.
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