Burghound – 92
Outstanding – There is a whiff of the exotic to the petrol, white and yellow orchard fruit and citrus scented nose that is trimmed in a discreet application of wood. Interestingly, the palate impression is concentrated to the point of being almost luscious and while the volume is indeed impressive, there isn’t quite the same vibrancy on the lingering finish where a hint of bitter lemon appears. While certainly very good, this is perhaps not quite at its normal outstanding level.
Jasper Morris – 94
A fine pale primrose. The bouquet has immediate energy, in a fresh white fruit and greengage style. This has a fine solid core of fruit right through the middle, the oak is beautifully integrated and there is long term energy. Extremely promising.
Robert Parker – 92-94
“The 2016 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru les Referts was not touched by the frost, thanks to the cloud cover. It has a perfumed bouquet of citrus fruit and white flowers, gentle and â€oeflowing”” from the glass. The palate is vibrant and taut on the entry. This has the best tension and nervosité of Carillon’s three premier crus with great persistence on the finish. This may actually surpass the 2015 Les Referts-superb.”
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2029
JancisRobinson.com – 17
Tank sample. Yellowy straw. Some dried grasses on the nose, which seems rather less intense than Les Perrières but Jacques Carillon is in the habit of serving Les Referts after Les Perrières because it is ‘more mineral’. Lots of juice and appeal on the palate. Very straight and chewy and fine. More rigorous than Les Perrières.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028