Vinous – 93
The 2016 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrières 1er Cru has a well-defined bouquet that shows more intensity than the 2013, with scents of freshly sliced lime and struck flint. A menthol hint emerges with time. The palate is well balanced with a slightly minty opening. This is imbued with a fine bead of acidity, crisp and malic with a saline tang on the finish. This is turning into a really quite excellent Les Perrières. Tasted at Charles Taylor Wines’ Carillon lunch.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032
Decanter – 92
Extra maturity evident in the deeper colour within the glass. A wine which split the tasters – some found it fresh and with high acidity, I found it a little unbalanced with a richer, tropical fruit character, plenty of concentration, but acidity a little lacking. 2016 was a tricky vintage and those qualities seem to be reflected in the glass. Harvested at the end of September, which is very late for Carillon.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2028
Burghound – 93
This is aromatically similar to the Champs Canet though with slightly more citrus influence. The finer and sleeker if slightly less concentrated middle weight flavors possess notably more minerality while delivering first-rate depth and persistence on the saline-inflected and chiseled finale. This too is excellent though I would again add that it could use at least a few years in which to add better overall depth.
Robert Parker – 89-91
“The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Perriere has a similar bouquet to the Champ Canet, perhaps even more tightly wound and austere, with just faint hints of blackcurrant leaf emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with plenty of rondeur on the entry, although comparing them together, I discern a little more tension and energy conveyed by the Champ Canet at the moment.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2027