Vinous 90 points - (from 40-year-old vines; brother’s Jacques’s adjacent vines in Referts are ten years older): Pale, bright yellow. Ripe, muted aromas of yellow peach and smoke. Reticent on the palate as well, with ripe flavors of candied yellow fruits complicated by intriguing saline minerality. In a more masculine, youthfully closed style than the Folatieres, showing firm acidity and a tight finish. ”A connoisseur’s wine,” says Carillon. This will benefit from five years in the cellar.
90-93 Points (Sep 2014)
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2013 Puligny-Montrachet les Referts 1er Cru has a very linear, mineral-driven, chalky bouquet cut from a similar cloth to the Folatieres ’13. The palate is crisp and tense on the entry with flinty, granitic notes marrying nicely with the citrus fruit and also a hint of pear and white peach to add another dimension on the finish. Excellent. (Dec 2014)