Dom. Vincent Girardin Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes Premier Cru 2010

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Price: $79.99 $78.99
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Item No. 125256
  • BH93
  • ST93
  • WE92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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 "
93 Points

"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.
Rang: 91-93"
93 Points

"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. "
92 Points

Learn About Dom. Vincent Girardin

Vincent Girardin continues the winemaking tradition of his father and grandfather before him, with a significant difference. The energetic and innovative Girardin has greatly expanded the number of appellations in his domaine either through inheritance, purchasing the land, or a system of leasing called fermage. Vincent concentrates on the lesser-known appellations of the Cote de...

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Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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