2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes, Alain Chavy

The plot of Charmes in Puligny is a continuation of 1er Cru Charmes in Meursault, and shares many of its characteristics, like the light, fine, stony soils. The 2020 is limey and tensile at first, but there’s also some peachy fruit beneath, that will no doubt come to the fore as the wine evolves. This is straight-forward Puligny with a direct freshness.

Critic score
88/100
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£47.08
Case, 6 Bottles
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£282.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Charmes, Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Chardonnay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes, Alain Chavy

TASTING NOTES

The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet les Charmes is matured in 20% new oak. It has a reserved bouquet with light grass clipping and malic scents, a touch of lime. The palate is balanced but straightforward, modest depth, quite saline on the entry with just the right amount of bitter lemon towards the finish and a saline aftertaste.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2021)
(87—89)/100

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