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Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2004: A difficult vintage to describe
    The white wines are very good, and similar to 2001, with lemon and citrus aromas as well as very attractive overripe notes. To drink now or hold (for people who enjoy aged white wines).
    The reds are still closed at present, and not easy to evaluate.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay on a 1.50 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Beautiful vineyard in the heart of the greatest terroir for Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune. Southeast-facing slope overlooking the village of Puligny-Montrachet.
    Clay-limestone soil with a high proportion of stones, which is conducive to excellent ripeness.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes are handpicked into small crates and the whole bunches are then pressed in a pneumatic winepress. The juice was cold settled after pressing for 12-14 hours under temperature-controlled conditions. Alcoholic fermentation and ageing take place 100% in oak barrels with bâtonnage (lees stirring).
    100% malolactic fermentation
    Duration of ageing:19 months

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Beautiful white gold with silver-grey highlights
    BOUQUET: Delicate, elegant and ethereal, with very soft, smooth hints of sultanas, butter and toffee, going on to reveal very refreshing menthol aromas
    PALATE: Concentrated and tasty with spicy, mineral and praline flavours
    Very long, powerful aftertaste

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