Slightly high-toned aromas of orange blossom, lemon and white flowers. Juicy, intense and youthfully taut, showing a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity to its flavors of citrus fruit, jasmine and honeysuckle. This very firm, penetrating wine is more about high notes than earth. Finishes pure and long, with a firm mineral edge that will require substantial cellaring. Wonderfully gripping for the vintage, and clearly picked on the early side.
Bright gold and agreeably fresh and focused after their 1992 Bâtard. Green fruited- streak and very savoury. Juicy, long and complete. This has evolved faster than I expected when tasting it en primeur.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020
Robert Parker 92
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles 2011 is rather muted on the nose and remains very reticent. There are light dewy green-apple scents that begin to appear, but it is very stubborn. The palate is crisp and taut on the entry: quite grassy with green apple and kiwi fruit, segueing toward a balanced but tightly wound finish that needs another couple of years to unwind. This is very classy and should age with style.
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2028