2017 Domaine de Montille Le Cailleret 1er Cru (750ml)

Chardonnay from Puligny Montrachet, Burgundy, France


The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets offers up a nuttier, more reductive bouquet than the Folatières, wafting from the glass with notions of toasted bread, lime zest and crisp green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and tangy, with a tense, tight-knit core, chewy dry extract and good grip on the long finish. It's one of the high points of de Montille's 2017 collection.

92-94 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Jan 2019)

(these vines yielded 39 hectoliters per hectare in both 2017 and 2016, according to winemaker Brian Sieve): Pale, bright yellow. Captivating aromas of lemon drop and zest and flinty minerality, plus an emerging note of musky peach. Pure, concentrated yellow fruit flavors are given a light touch by firm acidity and underlying minerality. Offers a lovely balance of texture and vibrant citricity. The wine's brisk, slightly disjointed acidity extends the finish, which shows sneaky rising length and a petrolly nuance, not to mention terrific cut. This should enjoy a slow and graceful evolution in bottle. (The estate's firmly structured Corton-Charlemagne was a bit too disjointed to assess in the early going, with its firm lemony acidity clashing with some unfermented sugar. This fruit was picked very early but with 13.1% potential alcohol on August 28, owing to a storm in the forecast.)

92-94 points, Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (Sep 2018)

6 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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