Domaine Ramonet, Puligny-Montrachet Les Champs Canet 1er Cru 2000

Ramonet Champs Canet 2000

Imported by Wine Markets International, Woodbury, NY.

A more advanced color now, mid-gold.  Pungent, alkaline, endlessly suggestive nose: at first inversely ozonic, pregnant with the smell of the air right before the thunderstorm, not after.  Then a more saturated, indeed more stagnant depth, its underpinnings more intensely maritime: kelp, sea salt, lobster-stock, tidal pool.  The texture is creamy and luscious, with brackish intimations of oyster and scallop.  Humid and sweetly savory: the essence of New England clam bake, really.  Splendidly rich, cucumber-saline orchard fruit and exquisitely balanced.  Transportative: this reminded us of our summers by the sea.  In a word: Ramonet.  Now – 2016.

May 2011

Lemon yellow.  Penetrating nose:  narcissus, peaches, hazelnut and a spicy lees reduction.  Concentrated with great energy and intensity: a fondue of peach, pear and citrus.  Silky and sweet.  Fine grip with a dusty minerality.  Long.  A three dimensional Champ Canet. These can still be kept.  Now – 2016.

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