Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Garenne Premier Cru 2016
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 Comté.
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Much tighter and fresher than the 2015 was at this stage, this is much more reflective of its
terroir, up the slope towards Blagny. The concentration from 80-year-old vines still comes
through, but it’s underpinned by zip and chalky precision. One of the best wines in the Duc
de Magneta line up. 2020-28.
Barrel Sample: 91-93
Barrel Sample: 90-92
A source of some of the finest, juicy, silky and elegantly floral Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet lies just to the north of Chassagne-Montrachet, a village with which it shares two of its Grands Crus vineyards: Le Montrachet itself and Bâtard-Montrachet. Its other two, which it owns in their entirety, are Chevalier-Montrachet and Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet. And still, some of the finest white Burgundy wines come from the prized Premiers Crus vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet. To name a few, Les Pucelles, Le Clavoillon, Les Perrières, Les Referts and Les Combettes, as well as the rest, lie northeast and up slope from the Grands Crus.
Farther to the southeast are village level whites and the hamlet of Blagny where Pinot noir grows best and has achieved Premier Cru status.
One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.