Screwcap. Always an outstanding example of the village since Leroux’s first release in 2007, this year is no exception. The fruit comes from Corvée des Vignes, Les Reuchaux and Les Levrons—a grouping of vineyards on the Meursault side of the village. Across the parcels, the vines average 40 years of age. These vines were amongst the first to be picked in ‘18. The wine was raised in mostly 300-litre barrels for 18 months. Again this is so bright and juicy, literally vibrating with energy. This, combined with the natural generosity of the year, makes for one hell of a seductive package!
“The 2018 Puligny-Montrachet Village has primal grapefruit and lemongrass bouquet that needs a little more mineral expression. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. A very textural Puligny with a crisp, fresh yet generous finish. Leroux’s decision to pick this first among all his vineyards pays dividends.” 89-91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
Super fresh and perfumed with white florals, citrus and green almond. A high-toned nose compared to the Bourgogne Blanc and Meursault with quite tangy saline acidity. Classic Puligny. Great purity and awesome drive. Of the three whites tasted this is the one in need of a few years (up to 10) in the cellar. Highly recommended. – Ian Cook, FWC