2009CPMMonthelie2009 Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet, Monthelie Red Burgundy, France.
This sexy Pinot Noir shows the vintage and place very well with textural pleasure, ripe fruit and a long finish with a hedonistic charm. There is a lot to love about this wine and it can be enjoyed right now and should drink nicely for another 3 to years with it’s density and richness. Etienne de Montille oversees the Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet wines and his talent and signature is written all over this fine Monthelie, an area that seems to be on the rise for quality and value. The nose is full of floral perfume, smoke, mineral spice and dried currants which leads to a round and silky palate of cherry, plum and bramble berry fruits, tea spice, truffle and chalky mineral essence. This is very direct and delightful Burgundy to be enjoyed now with silky tannins and good expansion in the mouth while retaining plenty of verve and brightness keeping things fresh. The finish has a hint of savory saline, earth and a long lingering wild strawberry note.
($36 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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