Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru Les Demoiselles is only 0.60 hectares in size. Jasper Morris says it is “both very rare and potentially of exceptional quality, so highly sought after. Strictly speaking it is an enclave of 0.60 hectares within Le Cailleret – the last rows of vines before Le Montrachet.”
Philippe Colin’s own plot has been replanted (back in 2021) so at the moment his Demoiselles comes from a grape contract from another owner. Perfect pure lemon colour. A racily classic bouquet, Chevalier meets Montrachet. Production is just one new 450 litre barrel but apart from a little toast the wood scarcely shows. Elegance and power combined. Sturdy behind. Dancing at the back of the palate. 93-96 Points
The final few vines before Le Montrachet begins. The vineyard are set on the mid-slope of the scrubby “Mont Rachet” hillside that gives its name to the village in the valley below. The high proportion of limestone in the sub-soils brings a distinct minerality to its wines. Such finesse and elan. Long, demure, fine-boned, this is Puligny of the classiest kind. Floral hints of fruit blossom, so genteel and restrained. Lovely, moreish ripe and refreshing citrus fruit. Quietly assured, refined, and with great length and intensity on the finish. A wine of beauty. Ideal with all your recipes based on scallops or Foie Gras.