PULIGNY MONTRACHET

2015 1er Cru Clos du Cailleret Domaine des Lambrays

EN PRIMEUR

As usual the Caillerets has a bit more tension than the Folatières, bright and firm and more mineral, just a little fat too, excellent length. Drinking range: 2018 - 2024L&S(Nov 2016)

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The 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Cailleret has more tension and mineralité on the nose compared to the Puligny Folatières: touches of cold flint and granite infusing the citrus fruit all with fine delineation. The palate is well balanced with fine delineation, nicely integrated oak with touches of orange zest and fresh pear towards the sustained finish. It is certainly worth looking out for. Drinking range: 2017 - 2027 Rating: 90-92 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Dec 2016)

This has a savoury nose, not cold..rather hot stone and oak. This is pretty dense up front. It is a layered, powerful palate. A lot of ripeness, richness of fruit and minerality. The minerality provides a stern backbone. It is grippy and full and the finish is long and here again the warm stone minerality finishes the palate. It’s very good. Rating: 19 Sarah Marsh MW, The Burgundy Briefing(Dec 2016)

The 'Clos' consists of 8.66 hectares of land enclosed by a wall in which there is the original milestone marking its founding in 1365, confirmed in the records of the Abbaye de Citeaux (those monks knew where to place a vineyard). The Clos owes much of its current fame to the nineteenth and twentieth century proprietors who reconstituted it after the fragmentation of ownership which followed the French revolution. Despite always having been considered a Grand Cru site, the Clos was in fact classified Premier Cru in the original 1936 appellations contrôlées.

The Rodier family which owned it from the 1930s fought to regain its Grand cru status, with eventual success only in 1981, when it became the last of the thirty-three Grands Crus of Burgundy, although by then it had passed to the Saier family. Recently under the benign ownership of the Günther Freund and his family, who gave a very free hand to régisseur Thierry Brouin, who had been employed by their predecessor Rolland Pelletier de Chambure, the quality of the wines here has pushed up again. In 2014 it was bought by the LVMH group.

Boris Champy has now taken over from Thierry Brouin as régisseur, and the team continues to do a magnificent job at this monopole Grand Cru vineyard which is very well-placed next to Clos de Tart at the top of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis. The wines are opulent and rich yet still well-defined and freshly fragrant, and there's a tiny volume of top-notch Puligny too.

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