Finally a good one!

After the awfulness of the wines we’ve popped so far tonight this is quite the treat. It really developed over time; decanting white Burgundy, especially young wines, is often a great idea.

Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Referts 2004, Louis Carillon

The nose of this has developed from being a bit closed and oaky to displaying quite an elegant, stylish set of aromas. This smells properly harmonious and charming, with enough mineral and fruit complexity to keep you very interested. All of these aromas seem pure and refined, there is real beauty here. I like this nose a lot. The palate is a model of balance, with lovely lemon fruit, brilliant acidity and, something I really like in good white Burgundy, an attractive savoury character. It is really tasty, a great drink that just begs you to drink more and enjoy its charms. There is a lot to love in this wine; its harmony, elegance and class mark it out as a properly good bottle of Puligny.

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