Thursday 7 January 2016

A Marvellous White Burgundy - 2008 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay

This is one of the many fun things about wine drinking. I buy one bottle of white Burgundy among other wines for everyday drinking. Never heard of the producer, but gambling on that the stellar vintage of 2008 and the hallowed ground of Puligny-Montrachet should count for something.

And what did I got...

2008 Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières, Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay
A marvel of a wine. I have drunk it now over four days and it has just kept on. Day two it performed the best, but it has been a joy to drink on all occasions.
The nose is young, spicy and at first light and almost airy. With some time in the glass it fattens up and stunning notes of sweet minerals, ripening yellow apples, summer flowers and hazel nuts flows up. Very, very fine. Crushed rocks in every shape and form. Day two some fudge and tangerine aromas joins in. Very deep. Utterly gorgeous. Day three and four it goes back to rocks, stones and minerals.
The taste is young, cool and smoky with notes of butter cup flowers, lemon peel, dry fudge and crushed rocks. The finish is long, balanced and with a racy acidity. Day two cap gun smoke and hazel nuts comes through. The finish is two minute long with lots of minerals and smoke. Day three and four the fruit is more of the dried character but the nerve and the long finish is the same. Grand Cru level. Will surely turn out even greater with 4-6 years in the cellar. Must get hold of more!
96p   (tasted 2016/01)

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