Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Hameau de Blagny" 2015, Coste-Caumartin
Anyone who has driven into Pommard from the rondpoint outside Beaune will be familiar with the signposts tantalisingly inviting you to visit the Domaine Coste-Caumartin. I can attest to the fact that they have the steepest stone staircase going into their cellar which requires a limbo dancer type effort to get in and out due to the low door lintel. Attention a la tete! The domaine are pinot noir-centric but I thought I'd try their Hameau de Blagny and I was amply rewarded. This wine has a gorgeous melon, pear, nectarine nose. Very ripe and expressive of the 2015 vintage. It is round and absorbing. Evolves to vanilla, candied orange and sweet oak spices. Just lovely. A rich, silky texture with tangerine and pear flavours and an overall density more common in a Corton-Charlemagne. Despite the ripe citrus and tree fruits this Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru has preserved its minerality on the palate no doubt helped by the location of the vines high up the slope. A stunning success! Scores 91/100.