Marzipan, oak and ripe Chardonnay on the nose. Very perfumed and powerful, with typical grilled almond Puligny fruit in the Combette style. Power and finesse, powerful acidity and mineral/stones. A quite refreshing citric presence.
"Hazy yellow. Sexy aromas of musky stone fruits and pineapple. A real peach bomb in the mouth, with floral and nutmeg notes providing energy and a light touch. Lovely rich but bright wine with terrific fruit. Girardin is now seeking to make "more chiseled" crus. In contrast to the 2010s, he told me, his 2008s showed riper, more exotic, more exuberant aromas. Range: 91-93 "
International Wine Cellar
"Heavy sulfur dominates the nose at present though there is ample concentration and vivacity to the solidly powerful and subtly mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in a long, sappy and delicious finish. There is the typical generosity, size and elegance of a classic Combettes allied with lovely detail if not the sheer depth of the amazing Folatieres.
"This is a floral wine that combines structure, firm acidity and intensely ripe fruit. Flavors of green fruit, citrus, toast and some smoke give complexity to this concentrated, full-bodied effort. "