2020 Domaine Jean Chartron ‘1er Cru Clos de La Pucelle’ Puligny-Montrachet
Vinous - "The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Pucelle 1er Cru has a delineated bouquet with Granny Smith apples, freshly sliced pear and a touch of wet limestone. The palate is well balanced with real weight and concentration on the entry counterbalanced by a fine bead of acidity, taut and linear with the mineralité coming through on the finish. This is excellent. (93-95pts)"
John Gilman - "The 2020 vintage of Clos de la Pucelles from Jean-Michel is absolutely stunning this year. The wine delivers a complex and very refined aromatic constellation of pear, apple, a touch of nectarine, a gorgeous base of limestone minerality, fresh almond, lemon blossoms, incipient notes of pastry cream and very refined framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and properly reserved out of the blocks, with a great mid-palate core, superb mineral drive and cut, zesty acids and a very long, vibrant and complex finish. Great juice. 2026-2060."
Decanter - "The wine has a ripe green apple fruit, with aromas of acacia flower and spice. The texture is lively and fresh, balancing all this lovely density, richness and weight; a superb wine. This marvelous Clos runs the entire length of Pucelles, enclosed by a wall. Although replanted in part, a portion of the vines originally planted in 1947 remain. The must is settled overnight then fermented and aged in cask (25% new). Drinking Window 2025 - 2040."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Pucelle mingles aromas of pear and citrus oil with hints of smoke, white flowers and a subtle framing of toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, ample and taut, with a fleshy core underpinned by tangy acids, it concludes with a saline finish. Always an early picker, Jean-Michel Chartron began his harvest on August 14, chaptalizing some of his cuvées. The result is a set of fine-boned, delicate wines that are certainly nicely balanced, but which lack a bit of concentration and mid-palate plenitude to my palate, and which in some instances display a discreet herbaceous streak. Picking early served Jean-Michel very well in several recent vintages, most notably 2015, but I wonder whether it was the right choice in 2020. (90-92pts)"
Burghound - "As is often the case, there is a suggestion of the exotic on the markedly spicy nose of white and yellow peach, apricot and pretty floral nuances. The generous and very rich, even opulent, medium-bodied flavors that possess a highly seductive texture before terminating in a lingering finale. This too could use a bit more depth, but more will almost certainly develop with a few years of bottle aging. *Outstanding*"
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|Winery||Domaine Jean Chartron|