Robert Parker – 90-92
A blend of three vineyards, the 2013 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de La Garenne has a well-defined, elegant bouquet attired in dewy green apple, kiwi fruit and freshly sliced pear scents. The palate is clean and fresh, reserved on the entry, with bitter lemon and pink grapefruit, gradually building to a refined, lightly spiced finish. This has good potential.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030
Vinous – 91.5?
Pale, bright yellow. Menthol, crushed stone, lavender and fleur de sel on the nose. Brisk apple, pear and lemon fruit flavors are nicely supported by minerality. Boasts a lovely sugar/acid balance. This pure, focused wine finishes with strong acidity and a suggestion of crushed-rock austerity.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028