Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres 2016Maison Joseph Drouhin
Origin: Burgundy, France
Winery: Maison Joseph Drouhin
Region: Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru
Aged 12 months in French oak barrels (25% new)
92 pts Vinous - Bright pale yellow. Delicate aromas of white peach, citrus fruits, flowers, menthol, mint and noble herbs. Quite saline and dry but rich, with lemon, apple and floral flavors complicated by minerals. Really titillates the taste buds on the energetic back end, finishing with subtle, slowly building length and repeating minerality. There was a bit of frost here but not much, noted winemaker Jérôme Faure-Brac, who told me that the yield was a good 40 hectoliters per hectare. (Barrel-Score 90-92)
Beautiful harmony defines this precious wine. Golden and bright colour. The complex and distinctive aromas of Puligny are here in evidence: honey, honeysuckle, fresh almond. As the wine matures, these aromas evolve towards dried fruit notes and spice. On the palate, a very nice balance between freshness and velvety texture. There is even a firm backbone that gives this wine a strong structure. Exceptionally long on the aftertaste, with refined and floral notes throughout.
Pairs well with Pasta, Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Shellfish, Mild and soft cheese, Cured Meat