Domaine Jean Pascal, Puligny-MontrachetFriday, July 3
Originally offered en primeur in early 2020, the wines below have now landed into bond.
In Puligny, Alexandra Pascal of Domaine Jean Pascal makes 'artisan' Puligny-Montrachet, with lovely purity of fruit and a robustness which echoes her own character. The Pascals also run a 'pépinière', a vine nursery business, supplying young vines to many of their neighbours and their expertise shows in the quality of fruit from what are, most likely, some of the healthiest vines in the Côte d'Or. The pithy 'ciselé' (chiselled) character of Alexandra's white wines gives them a seriousness and intensity, and this goes for the humble Auxey-Duresses as much as for the more illustrious 1er Crus.
2018 Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Enseignères', Jean Pascal
‘Les Enseignères is a single-vineyard, a lieu-dit but not a premier cru. ’ Pithy, ‘cisele’ and with abundant orchard fruit, red apple and peach, very much in JP style, with the focused, precise style we associate with wines from this domaine. Excellent continuation on palate. As ever with 18s, not a hint of anything overipe or hot. V good. RKL
£180 per case of 6 bottles in bond: LAST 5 CASES REMAINING
2018 Puligny-Montrachet 'Les Folatieres' 1er Cru, Jean Pascal
Mineral, with zingy lime juice acidity, good length, pithy, great depth of fruit, showing real character, very fine. RKL
£260 per case of 6 bottles in bond: LAST 6 CASES REMAINING