Domaine Louis Carillon et Fils, Puligny-Montrachet Les Champs Canet 1er Cru 1996

Carillon Puligny Canet 1996

A touch advanced on the color: full and golden.  More bold, less discreet than his Perrières: yellow orchard and tropical fruit, blossom honey, tarragon, spiced brown butter, wet stone.  Succulent and velvety with a bit of cream on the palate, medium-full: pêche-de-vigne, anjou pear, apple tart.  Builds in dimension and became more firm; more racy and mineralic as it develops. Peacock-tail finish; much more to this at the end than it appeared initially. Not the sheer brilliance and gravitas of his Perrières but a superb minerality, a sneaky length and a fine bottle of Champs Canet.  Last bottle on the case.  Like most of the ’96s from the top white burgundy producers, this still has a nice future.  Now – 2016.

Carillon Puligny Canet 1996 #1

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