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Average critic rating : 92.0 points
The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet les Combettes 1er Cru is, like François’s other Puligny premier crus, backward and stony on the nose – classic Puligny in many ways. The palate has a little more concentration on the entry compared to the Folatieres, gradually building in the mouth toward a lovely sour lemon finish. Excellent. ||Visiting Francois Carillon on a chilly, windy Monday evening, it was somewhat a relief to step inside his warm barrel cellar full of newborn 2014s. François told me that he cropped the 2013 vintage September 26 to October 4. I enthused about his roster of 2013s that I feel show more drive and ambition than when I tasted the 2012s from barrel a year ago. In particular, his Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru was spectacular, one of the best of several I have encountered from barrel. Given the reasonable prices for the wines, many of these come recommended. eRobertParker.com.December, 2014
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