Thierry Matrot’s daughters (Adèle and Elsa) took over complete control of the domaine with the 2015 vintage, and are making some amazing white Burgundies. The wines seem to finally be living up to what you would expect from the great vineyards they are sourced from. The 2017 Puligny Montrachet Chalumeux comes from 30-year-old vines that are farmed sustainably. Indigenous yeasts are employed during fermentation, and wine is fermented and aged in 1 to 5-year-old French oak barrels. The wine is then kept on the healthy lees for about 12 months then racked and assembled in tank. The cut and focus of the 2017’s here are great, and they should age effortlessly for a decade or more. This wine reminds of a great old school white Burgundy!
Jeb Dunnuck 94 pts! The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Les Chalumeaux 1er Cru comes from a great site and has tremendous class and purity as well as length. Still young and backward, but with loads of promise in its white flowers, crushed citrus, oyster shell, and salty, mineral-laced aromas and flavors. Incredibly pure, medium-bodied, and elegant on the palate, with, again, this terrific sense of class and elegance, it needs 3-4 years of bottle age to show its true potential and should shine over the following decade or more. (Drink between 2022-2032)