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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet La Rouselle 2011 Product #27722 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet La Rouselle 2011 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet La Rouselle 2011

If the Bourgogne flirts with Village level status, then Sylvain’s Village wine from the Puligny Montrachet vineyard called La Rouselle is only missing the little “1er” on the label to be premier cru!  For years, Sylvain blended wine from this parcel into his regular Puligny Montrachet, but years of nudging and encouragement from Olivier Daubresse persuaded him to bottle it separately from 2008.  Now, it’s always one of the best values in Puligny!

In 2011, very round, rich, and generous from the get go but with more structure and aging potential than you might realize at first.  Deep, luscious, aromas and flavors of stone fruits, peach skin, lime zest, and toasted nuts jump from the glass and coat your palate.  Salty caramel and minerals well up on the back and linger on the long finish with notions of mint, butter, and hazelnut.  The mint notes gets stronger with air, adding freshness and complexity now and promising very good things for this in the cellar!

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010 Product #24384 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet Cuvee De La Maison 2010

Fruit for this wine came from 40 year-old vines farmed by Sylvain Bzikot in a lieu dit vineyard that abuts Henri Boillot’s famous Clos de la Mouchere and used by Dujac through 2009.  Sylvain made 9 barrels of Les Petites Nosroyes in the outstanding 2010 vintage, and Doug selected the two best to be blended into this wine, the first ever 100% new oak cuvee Sylvain has made.

Not that “oak” is what you’ll smell or taste now, as the powerful, ripe, fruit has almost fully absorbed it’s wood and now allows the character of an excellent vintage and site to shine through.  Over the past two years, the aromas have taken on fantastic purity, serving up scents of grilled pineapple, lemon, Granny Smith apple, hazelnut, mineral and a generous dose of fresh mint. Purity and transparency remain the key themes for the generous flavors of citrus, orchard fruits, fresh hazelnut, chervil and still more crushed mint.  The texture is simply superb, with fine concentration and a smooth, glyceral, mouthfeel before loads of dusty mineral adds dimension to the long, complex, and fresh finish.  Drinking beautifully right now but with 10+ years of development in its future.  Very much 1er Cru in quality, making the village-level price true value for every Chardonnay fan.

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010 Product #26481 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2010

One of Sylvain Bzikot's two 1er Cru vineyards lies in Les Perrieres, a fine site on the border with Meursault.  As always, loads of chalky mineral here on the nose and palate, joined with scents of limestone, lime, apple, and citrus.  Pure and focused on the attack, the butter, stone fruit, melon, toasted nut and citrus flavors broaden and gain richness across your tongue before snapping back with intensity on the dry, vibrant, finish. A complex, compelling, wine to taste now and cellar for 10-15 years if you choose.

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009 Product #25157 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009

 

While Sylvan considers Folatieres his best wine, year-after-year, it's the 1er Cru Les Perrieres that takes the prize for me. Perhaps a smidge less concentrated than Folatieres, but even more mineral, precise, and defined to my taste. A wonderfully complex nose of chalk, limestone, lime, apple, and a bunch of other stuff I can't name. In the mouth, the wine is pure and deep with ripe stone fruit, melon, minerals, and emerging nut and fresh butter notes. Long and very persistent on the finish. A great wine, but not much at all available. 

 

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2011 Product #27723 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2011 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2011

Folatieres is Pulingy-Montrachet’s largest 1er Cru vineyard, and Sylvain’s slice of it seems to be pretty outstanding.  He considers this his top wine, and I know folks who have served it blind against Leflaive's Folatieres and seen most people prefer it.  The 2011 edition is simply breathtaking.

Rich, generous, aromas of ripe orchard fruits, tangerine, fresh butter, and toasted nuts get a pretty accent of chalky mineral and crushed mint.  In the mouth, this envelops your palate like a great Batard Montrachet, and if the weight isn’t quite at that level, the texture – silky, creamy, deep – is very close.  Rich, long, and bursting with layer after layer of fruit, nut, spice, mint and mineral flavors, this is almost too beautiful now to justify holding any for the 10+ years it deserves.  A stunner.

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