What an ugly label

The wine is delicious, though. My first taste of one of the Chavy son’s wines after Gerard died a few years ago.

Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru les Pucelles 2005, Domaine Alain Chavy

A detailed, intense nose of stone and fruit. It smells a tad green. There is refreshingly little oak there, but what oak character there is is a tad smoky. This smells a precise wine, of distinct flavours and undoubted youth. The palate has density and real concentration of flavours with lovely ripe lemon fruit. It has great minerality which really persists on the finish which is pleasingly, but not incredibly, long. The one problem with this otherwise beautiful wine is that it is a bit acidic. This is not too much of a problem, though, as the overall impression of the wine is that it is most satisfying with enough of a personality to make this in possession of that laudable property, namely being interesting and thought-provoking. I feel this is frighteningly young, and will be much better in five to ten years time.

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