- Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009 Product #25157 (In Stock)
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.
- Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2011 Product #27723 (In Stock)
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.