Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet les Folatieres 2015
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The central part of the Côte de Beaune is home to the village of Puligny-Montrachet, where world renowned Chardonnay-based whites are produced. Among its Premier Cru vineyards, the vineyard of Les Folatières is one of its most famous, occupying a central position at mid-slope. The soil is limestone and is very chalky and stony. Puligny-Montrachet Folatières deserves to accompany the best fish and shellfish dishes, such as lobster or crabmeat in a light wine sauce, salmon, trout or Dover sole simply grilled or poached.
'Back to 2015 and Drouhin continues to demonstrate what a class act they have become. When I asked Véronique that old chestnut of what vintage she would compare it to, after a pause for thought, she offered the 2002. "The 2015 has lovely structure but with a nice roundness," she remarked with respect to the reds, "whereas the 2005s were more tannic. In 2015 everything was good. Everyone was at the level they should be, from village cru to grand cru. There was nothing that needed to be declassified into a lower level." One knock-on effect from the depleted 2016 is that they have tried to purchase more fruit in 2015, although that is not easy when there is so much demand. That's where loyalty comes into play. ' Neal Martin Wine Advocate
BurghoundA soupçon of wood surrounds the ripe acacia blossom, lemon rind and slightly exotic white fruit aromas. Once again there is fine richness to the concentrated medium-bodied flavors that possess impeccable balance and excellent length on the mouth coating, lemony and moderately dry finish. This generous effort should both drink reasonably well young yet reward 5 to 8 years of cellaring too.