The Clos de la Garenne of Duc de Magenta is a full and generous yet extremely elegant wine, with distinctive peach and almond nuances as well as fruity and oaky aromas both on the nose and on the palate.
This great white wine is destined to honor haute cuisine: shellfish cooked in a court-bouillon, creamed and poached fish, poultry liver pâtés, ripe cheeses like Munster and mature Comte.
"This is every bit as elegant with refined aromas of citrus, white orchard fruit, spice, wet stone and dried rose petal. There is excellent mid-palate concentration to the round, rich and impressively complex flavors that exude a fine minerality on the intensely saline-infused finish. This is strikingly stylish and beautifully well-balanced though note that patience will definitely be required.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points"
"adot's 2011 Puligny-Montrachet Clos De La Garenne is striking. Deep, intense and beautifully layered, the 2011 emerges from the glass with pointed, Riesling-like hints of crushed rocks and minerals, followed by a mélange of yellow stone fruits. This is another massive, powerful wine built for the cellar. Tar, smoke, licorice and a host of dark flavors add an element of gravitas on what is a decidedly brooding Puligny. 93+"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"The 2011 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Garenne Duc du Magenta has superb precision and minerality on the nose with just a hint of blackberry leaf creeping in. The palate has a spicy opening, a little more fatness than Jadot’s fellow 2011s, but it retains that keen thread of acidity. Good substance on the finish that lingers in the mouth almost like a Chassagne. Very fine.
The Wine Advocate
"Pale straw-yellow with green highlights. Pear, menthol, hawthorn and acacia flower on the youthful nose. Rich, fine-grained and pliant, showing captivating sweetness but a slight youthful aggressiveness to the reticent but creamy flavors of wet stone and lemon. Finishes a tad warm but with lovely floral persistence. Barnier says the wine's alcohol is 13.2% at the most. Jadot has been replacing vines in this parcel every year, so the average age here is now between 50 and 60 years old.
91(+?) points "
International Wine Cellar