Tasted in Puligny with Philippe Jomain, 13 October 2015.
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Philippe’s quick-fire summary of the recent vintages:
Harvest started in the vines on the 5th September, and finished on the 12th, before the rain. Average yields but the grapes looked a good quality with acidity not high but it seems correct with pHs of 3.35-3.40.
A nice balance here, with some richness. These are wines that I think will keep well, not just because of their balance, but because there’s definitely good material here too.
Concentrated and rich are not normally my favourite adjectives, but here they are melded with a joyous acidity and energy. Forthright, down-right tasty wines of joy and gusto. Everything here was bottled just before the harvest and regardless of the cuvée saw 20% new oak during elevage.
2014 Bourgogne Blanc
All from commune of Puligny. Part tank, part barrel elevage, with 20% new.
A whiff of freshness, more weight below. Fine acidity here and good energy too – here is plenty of concentration. – chunky wine but one that’s flavourful and has good, charcterful, energy.
A blend of two parcels.
A more floral nose but with a fine yellow fruit below the surface. I love the energy here, there’s a little barrel flavour and the acidity is perturbed by a bit of gas, but this is brash and very tasty wine. Don’t come for elegance, but here is a super finish.
2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Perrières
Also more floral but this time a wider and more elegant nose. Weight of flavour here, it saturates the palate – there is also minerality too. On the other hand here is richness and less energy, yet the acidity slowly shines through. More contemplative wine, but one that I would be happy to wait for…
2014 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Combettes
Also a very expressive floral nose – this is rather pretty. Silky, really nice texture here – there’s some barrel flavour here too – and a weight of partly mineral yet sweetly fruited flavour. The finish opens out as the acidity slowly comes to the fore – yum!