"Excellent delineation and punch" Revisited -
2016 Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières

Posted by Ian McFadden

Carillon stands as one of the great, time-tested domaines of Puligny.

Nearly every time I'm poking around the cellar of a serious Burgundy collector, I come across Carillon's wines right next to luminaries like Coche, Roulot and Ramonet.

The wines possess stunning finesse, energy and precision. Of course, in the finessed mineral department, Perrières leads the charge. Perrières is the most laser-focused of Carillon's lineup.

From my tastings, Puligny has struck me as the most successful village for white wine in 2016. Jacques Carillon’s collection stands out for its startling concentration and mineral grip that highlights the low yielding vintage.

I jumped at the recent opportunity to re-up on Carillon's 2016 Perrières. It's rare that you get a second crack at Perrières. There is simply not much of the wine to go around. Currently, there's only one other listing in the country.

The mingling of power, length and elegance is impressive. The 2016 Perrières offers an ideal vantage point from which to see the magic of Carillon.

The great older bottles of Carillon that I've drunk is astonishing. They are one of the most consistent makers of white Burgundy. I have really high hopes for the 2016 Perrières. Everything is in place for it to be a killer bottle.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits