Domaine Louis Carillon et Fils, Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1999 1er Cru

Medium-full color.  A rich wine with real depth.  A little more butter, hazelnut and and honeysuckle in comparison to his Perrières but this wine has plenty of zip and fine, complex fruit.  It is uncanny how Carillon never fails to get the oak just right on what seems like all of his wines.  Beautifully balanced.  Long, complex and classy at the end.  A fine bottle.  And this will keep.  Till the end of the decade at least.  Of his 1er crus I still have a slight preference for the spring flowers and steel of his Perrières.  A choice.  Both are yardstick examples of two of my favorite Puligny 1er crus.

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