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2005 Ente Benoit, Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières En La RichardeApr. 2008
Deeper colour than the other two Folatières. The aromatics start quite subdued, over time only padding out with a little brioche. The palate seems lithe and quite well muscled. The overall impression is a savoury wine with quite a good finish. In isolation this is an okay wine, but of this trio, easily the last wine that I would buy.
2002 Ente Benoit, Nuits St.Georges Aux ChaignotsNov. 2005
Oops – corked. Bottle 2: Surprisingly deep colour for such a young wine, mid-plus yellow. The nose is tight and a little honeyed. The palate is dense with quite some concentration, though initially seems to have some spritz. The fruit hints at alcoholic melon with a slightly toffee edge to it, relatively low acidity too. The finish is quite long but has a slightly harsh, barrel-induced edge. Starts off in quite an unfavourable way to my own preference and vastly overpriced vs its level of ‘Puligny-ness’. The nose certainly opens up with time, becoming much more interesting, the palate also takes on much more balance, but misses minerality, blind I would still guess it came from California.
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