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Monnot Bachelet Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Referts 2015
Original Price: $858.00
Sale Price: $772.00
Type > White Wine

Vintage: 2015

Format: 750ml

Country : France > Burgundy


WS: 92

RP: 94

AG: 90

AM: 91

(RP=92-94) The 2015 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Referts has a bouquet that is not a million miles away from the Hameau du Blagny, pretty scents of honeysuckle, dried orange peel and jasmine developing in the glass. It is not as intense as the 2014 last year, but very nicely focused. The palate is very fresh on the entry with a killer line of acidity that slices through the citrus fruit, segueing to a potent spicy finish. Super-Bon (as they say in France). This is often my favorite label from Bachelet-Monnot andthis year is no different, although it will have to vie against the Folati?res. (WS=92) This is full of toast, smoke and bread dough notes, with lemon and peach flavors submerged for now. Lean and tightly wound, this has staying power on the long finish. Best from 2019 through 2027 (AM=91) Like its Folati?res stable mate, there is a generous amount of oak though it stops short of dominating the pretty white and yellow orchard fruit aromas that include peach, apricot and pear plus a hint of anise. The rich and opulent flavors naturally do not display the same degree of minerality but this is actually finer with a silkier mouth feel plus it finishes dry and clean particularly so in the context of a vintage that is often mildly sweet. The wood does resurface on the finish but it's sufficiently discreet not to change the texture. In sum, while this is not as complex or mineral-inflected as the Folati?res, it is actually a bit less obviously 2009 in character. (AG=90) Bright lemon-yellow. Pure, subdued nose smells vibrant. The densest and sweetest 2015 to this point, offering fat, fully ripe flavors of peach and saline minerality. No blockage of maturity here! This shapely wine is quite dry and a bit youthfully aggressive but the dusty finish conveys an impression of serious dry extract. From a yield of 40 hectoliters per hectare, according to Marc Bachelet.