Background Information


  • In vintage 1996: lowered free SO2 use; numerical targets
  • In vintage 2001: began using untreated corks to avoid potential peroxide contamination
  • In vintage 2003 Free SO2 increased from 20ppm to 40ppm
  • In vintage 2008: Free SO2 targets now 40 to 50 ppm
  • In vintage 2009: Montille has switched from natural cork to DIAM (agglomerated cork with a binding material. DIAM claims lower oxygen permeability than natural cork and virtually non-existent TCA);

Wines

1996

  • Puligny Caillerets (25 Jan 2006): not oxidized, but medium gold color merits monitoring, see 96 tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (11 Oct 2006): not oxidized, color not as advanced as Jan. bottle; lemony, buttery wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (17 Nov 2007): very deep gold color with some browning, no aromas or flavors at all except for a very faint hint of sherry --looking grim [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Dec. 2007-3 more bottles): One bottle fully oxidized and undrinkable; second bottle is the absolute best to date -- pristine, some floral scents and good fruit and minerals on the palate; fully mature; third bottle had a little citrus and some minerality but was fading (Note: all of the above bottles from the same solid case) [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (23 Jan 2008): another partially oxidized, excessively dark and toasty bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (6 Apr 2008): Not oxidized, but seemingly nothing but acid with the fruit now gone [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (30 Apr 2009): totally oxidized [Don Cornwell]

1997

  • Puligny Caillerets (2003): not oxidized but mature and ready [Mike Klein]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2006): not oxidized, intense and racy. Great wine [JE Simond]
  • Puligny Caillerets (dec 2008): not oxidized, fully mature. Good but not great [J Prandi]

1998

  • Puligny Caillerets (2003-2005): not oxidized but ready [Mike Klein]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jul 2006): not oxidized, drinking very well [Mike Klein]
  • Puligny Caillerets (23 Jan 2007): not oxidized, young and stunningly good! [J. Prandi]

1999

  • Puligny Caillerets (05 Aug 2004): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Feb 2005): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2005) : not oxidized. [Andrew Hall]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Nov 2005): some oxidation, still drinkable [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Nov 2005): quite oxidized [Robert Thornton]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Dec 2005): 4 bottles tasted during a dinner party, 3 youthful and fresh but 1 fairly oxidised, still drinkable but living dangerously [JE Simond]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2006): no signs of oxidation [ER]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2006): some oxidation but still drinkable. btl same case last yr no oxidation [Steven Dilley]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Feb 2006): oxidized [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Feb 2006): not oxidized [Tom Reddick]
  • Puligny Caillerets (29 Jul 2006): tried after a friend reported a brown and fully maderized bottle opened Monday. Medium full gold color with some incipient browning; popcorn/karmelcorn aromas; bright acidity and some fruit but partially oxidized mealy/cereal tones --check your bottles ASAP [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Aug 2006): 2 bottles opened, 1st was completely oxidized and undrinkable, 2nd was partially oxidized with pretty good acidity. definitely advancing rapidly. [Wes Jennison]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Aug 2006): 1 bottle opened. magnificent. no sign of oxidation at all. [Wes Jennison]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Sep 2006): 1 bottle opened. great bottle, showing no oxidation at all. [Wes Jennison]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Nov 2006): oxidized, color still OK but all the Chardonnay has disappeared [ER]
  • Puligny Caillerets (28 Feb 2007): quite controversial; approx 6 of 13 tasters thought this wine partially oxidized while the others disagreed -- see related tasting notes [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2007): not oxidized at all, minerally and fresh - contrary to expectations! [MLee]
  • Puligny Caillerets (31 Dec 2007): superbe, minerally and fresh - indeed contrary to expectations! [ER]
  • Puligny Caillerets (April 2008): oxidized, advanced golden color and distinct sherry on nose and palate. [Mike Klein]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Aug 2008): Golden color, mildly oxidized, muted fruit, sherry nose. [Hillard Sharf]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Sept 2008): 2 bottles: one mildly oxidized, but drinkable and simulating aged Puligny more so than spoiled; the other very young, developed over 24 hours in decanter into what one hopes for. (Could tell the premoxed bottle was darker, browner, before opening.) [Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]
  • Puligny Caillerets (April 2009): mildly oxidized, but drinkable [Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]
  • Puligny Caillerets (mayl 2010): Slight oxidation, ripe and powerful, mineral, great wine |J. Prandi]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Nov 2011): in fine shape and about all that one could hope for in a 12 year old Puligny from the "premox era" [Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Mar 2012): Superb, fresh, developed over 3 hours. Just a beautiful, mature, white Burgundy. [N Audi]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2012): the oxidative notes in combination with the high acidity made the wine undrinkable [ER]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Mar 2013): identical to ER's note of 10/12. Undrinkable. [Andrew Hall]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Sept 2013): 2 bottles: one mildly oxidized, but palatable (will save for cooking, as a result) and simulating aged Puligny more so than spoiled; the other very young, developed over 24 hours into what one hopes for. (The premoxed bottle was darker, browner; the good one nice light color) [Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]

2000

  • Puligny Caillerets (05 Aug 2004): not oxidized [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jul 2005): not oxidized [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Caillerets (18 Jun 2007): not oxidized; great wine. See notes of 2000 tasting [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (13 Feb 2008): not oxidized and another fabulous bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (12 Apr 2008): not oxidized; consistently splendid [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (14 May 2008): not oxidized, again grand cru quality wine [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2010): fine and alive. Not "grand cru quality", to me, though.Excellent Puligny 1er though. [Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2013): not oxidized; excellent [MLT]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2013): not oxidized but a little advanced; didn't perform at the level of previous bottles [MLT]
  • Puligny Caillerets (July 2015): not oxidized, but not especially good, either; extremely buttery. [Corey Miller]

2001

  • Puligny Caillerets (Dec 2005): not oxidized [R DeAngelo]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2006): not oxidised, lovely [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2009): not oxidised [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Dec 2012): not oxidized, needed decanting [MLT]

2002

  • Puligny Caillerets (Mar 2008) not oxidized (MLee)
  • Puligny Caillerets (July 2008) not oxidized but pretty soft and forward (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2009-Apr 2009): six bottles -- one totally oxidized, one partially oxidized, one very advanced, two advanced and one pristine lovely bottle [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Caillerets (April 2009): not oxidized; pretty forward though, but was fine the next day, so, it is "young" , rather than advanced and forward.[Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2011): not oxidized [Ville Viinikka]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2011): not oxidized, great color and quite lovely [Stu Jakub]
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jun 2013): not oxidized, quite good though a bit less vibrant than the 01 and 04 [MLT]

2004

  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2008): not oxidized (MLee)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Jan 2009): not oxidized (MLee)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Oct 2010): not oxidized, still very young [J. Prandi]
  • Puligny Cailleret (Sept 2011) not oxidized (R DeAngelo)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Nov 2012): not oxidized, excellent [MLT]

2005

  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2008): not oxidized (MLee)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Aug 2010): not oxidized. Really tight at first but opened up beautifully after about an hour. [Stu Jakub]

2006

  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2008): not oxidized (MLee)
  • Puligny Caillerets (Apr 2011): not oxidized [Stu Jakub]

2007

  • Corton Charlemagne (Dec 2012): not oxidized [MLT]

2008

  • Puligny Caillerets (Sep 2012): not oxidized [MLT]

2011

  • Corton (Oct 2017): not oxidized [NLau]
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