October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Les Combes has the opposite exposure from Les Cortons and faces the rising rather than the setting sun (think cooler terroir). Its lower elevation brings some initial charm and density on the palate, yet it finishes with a Chablis-like aftertaste: oyster-shell city! Pull the cork and bring on the mollusks! –Dixon Brooke
Comtesse de Chérisey France | Burgundy | Puligny-Montrachet
The Larue holdings are spread between the two villages of Saint-Aubin and Puligny-Montrachet. These holdings include seven premier crus, on south, southeast, and southwestern facing slopes, grown on variations of clay soils with a high concentration of limestone. The domaine's premier crus vineyard in Puligny-Montrachet, La Garenne, sits at a high altitude in the Hameau de Blagny, bordering Meursault. Their most prized vineyard, Saint-Aubin premier cru “Murgers des Dents de Chien,” shares its name with the Dents de Chien lieu-dit of Le Montrachet that is right around the corner and is capable of producing wine that can age and improve in the bottle for decades.
Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.
Inspiring Thirst, page 312