Domaine Alain Chavy Puligny Montrachet Les Champs Gains 2019
|Region||France, Burgundy, Puligny-Montrachet|
|Brand||Domaine Alain Chavy|
"The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Champs Gains 1er Cru, matured in around 35% new oak, has quite an understated bouquet of pineapple and light lemon curd aromas, hints of pear developing with time in the glass. The palate is very well balanced, with what you might call a gentle opening and an appealing saline undercurrent. It does not quite offer the laser-like precision of say, Chavy-Chouet (tasted during the previous visit), but there is fine persistence here." Neal Martin Vinous Media 89-91 points (2018 vintage) Drink 2023-35
The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain 1er Cru, matured in 25-30% new oak, has an impressive, well-defined mineral-driven bouquet that shows off the quality of this appellation. The palate is saline on the entry, fresh and vibrant and conveys plenty of energy. Maybe a little short compared to the Les Folatières, yet it is harmonious and appealing even at this early stage.