In contrast to most of the wines in the range, this is sufficiently reduced so as to need a thorough aeration if you’re tempted to try a bottle young. More interesting are the supple and highly energetic medium weight flavors that also possess a lovely texture though not the same mid-palate density of the Referts, all wrapped in a sneaky long finish where the complexity arrives just as the finish begins to die away. This is very classy and a wine that’s going to benefit substantially from at least some patience.
The 2021 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru works much better on the nose compared to the Les Referts, despite a hefty reduction. The palate is quite concentrated with bruised apple and pear notes and modest depth, though it does pull up a tad short on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2032