2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gains, Michel Bouzereau

You can really feel the character of the poor stony soil found in Puligny here: the wine stands in contrast to Jean-Baptiste’s Meursault premiers crus in its floral delicacy and racy edge. This superb 2019 should also open up a little earlier than the Meursaults, offering its enticing blossom character on the nose and lacy fine acidity with steely acidity on the palate. No need to wait too long here, this will sing from early on: its tight coil and fine grain are part of its charm. So fine and so promising.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£81.88
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£491.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Champs-Gains (1er Cru), Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs-Gains, Michel Bouzereau

TASTING NOTES

The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Champs Gains 1er Cru, matured in around 25% new oak, has a powerful, perfumed bouquet of apricot, blood orange and grapefruit, very expressive and demanding attention. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, orange peel and grapefruit on the front palate and a tight, minerally back end. Good focus and energy here. This has a lot of potential.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(91—93)/100
Domaine Michel Bouzereau

Michel Bouzereau is a man of great sway in Burgundy. He’s both head of the Bouzereau clan as well as President of the prestigious Burgundy Growers’ Union. There is undoubtedly quite a shadow for his son Jean-Baptiste to have stepped into. However, Jean-Baptiste has forged his own way, combining his father's traditionalist philosophy with a fresher style. The result are expressive wines from his eleven hectares of vines in Meursault and Puligny.

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