Quite heavy, deep yellow color with minuscule green highlights. Some reticent tropic fruitiness on the nose, dominated by heavy-set, toasted, butterscotch oak. Very imposing, powerful nose. After some minutes with air the oak starts to dominate even more, with hints of burnt wood, butter and popcorn. Very creamy palate with a touch of popcorn. Fruitiness gives the wine a canvas that the oaky flavors fill. Overall it feels that the wine has seen better days and the fruitiness has begun to fade away, leaving heavy oak behind; this image is supported by the madeirized notes that can barely be detected somewhere between the fruit and the oak. Mouthfeel is quite heavy and the wine is lacking in acidity, making it appear a bit too flabby. Mid-length finish with buttery oak and some tart citrus fruitiness.
Could be suffering from the initial phases of premox and thus could have been very enjoyable powerhouse a couple of years ago. A favorite white of the tasting for many, but lacking too much in freshness to be enjoyable for me. I'm not averse to oxidized notes, but I'm not fond of this much oak and this little acidity. If you're holding bottles, I recommend opening them in the near future in order to avoid prematurely oxidized Burgs. At 32€, I would not buy.
This is an excellent Puligny, still pretty young. The oak comes through just a little bit, but I believe it will integrate. Aromatics have a nice Puligny character, although they are also quite exotic and there is a clear hint of botrytis. Anyway, I believe this will be outstanding in a few years.
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