Vinous – 93
Bright, pale yellow. Riper and more expressive on the nose than the Folatières, with apricot and peach aromas lifted by minerality. In a distinctly richer, sweeter, more open-knit style than the Folatières in the middle palate, showing a strong spice character and a firm mineral underpinning. Turns considerably tighter on the long back end, finishing saline, vibrant and very dry. This has outstanding potential.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2031
Robert Parker – 91-93
The 2014 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Combettes is much more expressive on the nose, doling out pressed yellow flower scents and apricot blossom — a very come-hither nose. The palate is very well balanced, lively in the mouth, edgy compared to the Folatières with a primal finish. There is just a touch of shrillness on the aftertaste, but that should dissipate by the time of bottling and leave a very fine Puligny Combettes that should age with style.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2033
JancisRobinson.com – 16.5+
Light nuttiness on the nose – and very ‘cool’ overall. Nothing rich or flashy here. Low key but all in great refinement. This may well flower into something spectacular. Chalky finish – lots there, but hidden!
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2026
Burghound – 92-94
Soft wood frames notably ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic white orchard fruit aromas that display pretty top notes of acacia blossom and citrus peel scents. There is excellent volume and plenty of mid-palate concentration to the mouth coating middle weight flavors that offer outstanding intensity and drive on the beautifully well-balanced finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. Terrific.