Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018 - Morton Williams
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Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018
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Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes 2018

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Wines from Puligny-Montrachet are typified by aromas and flavors of green apple and lemon and tend to be tauter and firmer on the palate compared to wines from neighboring villages. Aging in a small percentage of new French oak barrels lends accents of toast and vanilla. Structured white wines with high acid and grip, Puligny-Montrachet is destined for long aging. White Burgundy, with its rich texture and toasted flavors, pairs well with white fish and shellfish and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oak-aged Chardonnay from warmer climates lends itself well to grilled fish, starches, butter, and toasted nuts.
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The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Les Charmes has a fragrant bouquet with touches of liquorice lifting the citrus fruit, perhaps less minerality compared to the 2019 that I tasted alongside. The palate is slightly creamy in texture on the opening, quite forward citrus lemon, orange rind and a dab of ginger that enlivens the finish. Drink over the next 4-7 years.

Neal Martin, December 2020