Louis Latour - Puligny-Montrachet - Les Chalumeaux - 1er Cru

91 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
Louis Latour - Puligny-Montrachet - Les Chalumeaux - 1er Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Louis Latour - Puligny-Montrachet - Les Chalumeaux - 1er Cru

91 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux bursts with a generous bouquet of pear, peach, confit citrus and flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy, with a generous, open-knit core of fruit.
Exhibiting a pale-yellow colour, our Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chalumeaux" 2017 offers a floral nose with the scent of pink grapefruit. Its mouth is ample, round with notes of vanilla, almond and a nice tension on the finish.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Puligny-Montrachet
Producer:
Louis Latour
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Premier Cru
ABV:
13.5%

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