Burghound – 90-93
(Outstanding) A slightly riper nose is not quite as elegant but it’s even more complex and much more floral with its mix of pear, apple, passion fruit and spicy white peach. There is better mid-palate volume though not the same minerality suffusing the medium-bodied flavors that possess a highly refined texture, all wrapped in a beautifully long finale. This will also need time in bottle to develop better depth, but the potential appears to be present.
Vinous – 91-93
The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru has an accomplished, mineral-driven bouquet with fine definition, touches of wet limestone percolating through the citrus fruit. The well-balanced palate delivers sappy acidity and good focus and depth, leading to a tensile, steely finish that shows off the pedigree of the vineyard. Recommended.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2033