See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture is of the energetic, ever-expanding François Carillon of Puligny-Montrachet.
Cask sample. Old vines. Good richness on the nose. Marked grip and acid on the palate. Lots to chew on.
Cask sample. Pear juice and a touch of oak still. Pretty stodgy and workmanlike – I wonder if this cuvée has been denuded by the existence of the new Bourgogne, Le Vieux Clos? Sweet finish.
Cask sample. A richer cuvée for top restaurants, from round Puligny.
More concentration and vitality than the regular Bourgogne Chardonnay. Good drink!
Cask sample. 4.5 ha in several different lieux-dits: Derrière La Velle, Les Reuchaux, Corvée des Vignes, La Rousselle, Noyer Bret, Les Aubues, Les Tremblots.
Sweeter on the nose than many – generous and flattering! Then good structure and freshness on the palate. Quite substantial. 35,000 bottles and well done. Should be relatively GV.
Cask sample. New vineyard for Carillon that needs a bit of work.
Low-key nose. Medium weight and fairly light concentration. For the moment the village wine is more expressive. Chewy end. Not that expressive.
Cask sample. 0.5 ha next to Coche. Hard to work soil - almost like concrete. Tête d’Aigilles was affected by millerandage. Mainly 50-year-old vines.
Dense, quite rich at frst and then with fine precision and some lemon and lift. A satisfying combination! With some stoniness on the end. Lots to chew on.
Cask sample. 1.5 ha on white stones with very poor soils.
Big and bold on the nose with this pear-juice character than seems prevalent in his 2015s. Some raciness but a tad stolid. Not that long on the finish.
Cask sample. Bought recently. Red soils that are pretty powerful with big stones. Worked by horse in some years but not in 2015. 25% slope.
Lean and fine in terms of build. Not too fat! Sleek and a bit of a ballet dancer. Floral hints. Lots of juice.
Cask sample. Big and dense. Could do with a little more lift and acidity. Just a little earthbound. Lots to chew on. Quite long.
Cask sample. 12% new oak.
Big with good concentration. And good freshness. Though not outstanding. Just a tiny bit soft. But good persistence.
Cask sample. 0.46 ha. Second-use barrels.
Pale straw. Not that much on the nose. Not immediately clear that this is a grand cru. Medium body and not that expressive at the moment. Lightish and lemony but without real lift. Some chalky texture on the end suggests some distinction but overall a bit of a disappointment.
Cask sample. Sweet, friendly juice on the nose. But a little diffuse on the end. Lacks real tension. Some light astringency on the end.
Cask sample. Young vines – planted 2004, mass selection. Mixed red and white soils. Just 10% max new oak.
Good attack. Precise and racy start though not that much concentration on the palate. Falls away a bit on the end.
Cask sample. Some green fruit on the nose. Lots of freshness but with some sweet fruit underneath. A little light chewiness. Well constituted.
Cask sample. Next to Chassagne. Lots of pebbles.
Greenish tinge. Not much nose and rather heavy on the palate. Solid without the race of some François Carillon vintages.
Cask sample. 0.7 ha, very calcareous.
Hint of oak on the nose and much more racy acidity than on the Charmois. Lean and lively with lots of stoniness on the end.
Cask sample. Rich and nervy and full of lightly rustic fruit. Grainy finish but real pzazz here!
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