There is just a faint touch of white peach on the nose of this Puligny Referts, but with a few more swirls that trademark “crushed stone” scent begins to emerge. The palate is well balanced with good weight: vibrant green fruit, just a hint of dried honey, expanding nicely to an apricot-tinged finish. Very fine. Tasted January 2011.
- Country: France
- Wine Region: Burgundy
- Wine Maker: Jacques Lardiere
- Grape: Chardonnay
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Drink 2015-2024
The premier cru vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet, noted for the exceptionally high and consistent quality of the wines they produce, stretch across the upper half of Puligny's slope from Meursault to Chassagne. This progression is accompanied by an increasing depth and firmness in wines, culminating with the four grand cru vineyards along the Chassagne border. The vineyard of Les Referts is located along the northeastern edge of Puligny at its border with Meursault, on the slope just below the premier cru of Les Combettes. It covers 14 acres lying on chalky soils of medium density. Domaine Louis Jadot is proprietor of a 1.1 acre parcel in Les Referts purchased in 1995 which produces a wine very typical of the climat, showing a rich, honeyed concentration and firmness that is not without elegance, and full Chardonnay fruit flavors offset by notes of grilled almonds and toast which carry into a long, intense finish.
Louis Jadot, founded in 1859, is one of the most important négociants to consider when purchasing the wines of Burgundy. The firm produces an amazing number of cuvees each year, which range from generic Bourgogne as well as Beaujolais, right up to top of the class examples from a number of Grand Cru vineyards including Bonnes Mares, Clos de Bèze and Chapelle-Chambertin, to name just three..
Lovely nutty character here, charismatic and lively. Real interest, lots of individuality. Shows the uniqueness of Burgundy, plus a generous citrus fruit too. (RH)