Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Referts" 2009, Domaine Vincent Girardin
The sixth wine tasted blind this is from vines owned by the Vincent Girardin domaine as opposed to the much larger négoçiant business. Offering a light, straw yellow colour still with hints of green this Puligny from the plump 2009 vintage opened up quickly on notes of pear and white peach. Rapid evolution to banana indicating the warmth of the vintage and the youth of the wine. Lovely on the palate, great balance, thick and fruit driven. Really opulent and definitely a crowd-pleaser. But... not a classic Puligny. Scores 24/30 for a Puligny 1er Cru.