Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Les Murgers des Dents de Chien" 2011, Jean Chartron
This Puligny domaine needs no introduction given its long heritage and strong reputation for quality. This was the first wine tasted at the domaine in early July and it kicks off with a full, lemon nose with good persistence. Concentrated and well balanced on the palate this Saint-Aubin 1er Cru from the fine 2011 vintage has ripe lemon and red apple flavours, there is a touch of clementine and fresh apricot on the finish. A very enjoyable Saint-Aubin which scores 23-26/30. The lieu dit "Les Murgers des Dents de Chien" sits above "En Remilly" and is contiguous to "La Garenne" and "Champ Gain" in Puligny although with a different exposition. Photo shows "Les Murgers" vineyard in mid-July 2013.