First a few notes on Puligny-Montrachet and Louis Latour.
Home to some of the world’s most extraordinary Chardonnays including the famous Montrachet, Chevalier-Monrachet and Batard-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet is the 216 hectare geographical middleman of the white wine villages bordered by Meursault to the north and by Chassagne Montrachet to the south. According to the history books, the village of Puligny gained its name from Puliniacus, a Galio-Roman military encampment. The Montrachet aspect was added in the last century to stress the consistently excellent quality ot the wines produced in the local vineyards.
The winery tasting note on the 2011 reads thus –
‘This 2011 Puligny-Montrachet has a complex nose with floral and vanilla aromas. In the mouth it is round with notes of white fruits and almonds, accompanied by an elegant woodiness, a touch of brioche and hints of vanilla. It has a lovely minerality on the finish.’
The colour is light bright gold.
The nose when first opened was putrid, foul and dank, we could not believe how horrible it was and were ready to take it back. We left it alone for 5 minutes and everything had changed, now all about rich, captivating and inviting aromas.
As for the palate, we bow to the experts above, however we found it rich, opulent, with cashews, well integrated oak and a full but fine and long finish.
A great wine; once again sourced from our friends at Costco.