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J-L & F Chavy Puligny Montrachet 2015

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 90 Points
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Grape Type:Chardonnay
Winery:J-L & F Chavy
Organic:Yes
Product Description

The grapes are harvested from a few different parcels: Les Tremblots; Les Meix, Les Levrons; Corvée des Vignes; and Les Reuchaux. Jean-Louis uses oak sparingly. This wine is aged in oak, 15% of which is new.

Aromas of summer fruit and ripe plums. Good intensity on the palate with a steely focus and a long, intense finish. 

Review:

This wine is "a ripe take on Puligny, the apple flavors heading into pineapple, bright and juicy, still holding some chamomile notes in the lees." (04/18) Wine & Spirits 90 Points

Winery: J-L & F Chavy

The Chavy family have lived in Puligny-Montrachet for over 200 years but it was not until 1986, though that Gérard Chavy began estate bottling. Upon the retirement of Gérard in 1998, the brothers Jean-Louis and Alain jointly ran the estate until 2003 when they split it with Jean-Louis creating his own estate in 2004. He now shares most of his parcels with his brother, Alain but he did acquire a parcel of his own in the premier cru Perrières. Total holdings are 7 hectares primarily in PulignyMontrachet. Jean-Louis makes his vines average 35 years old, he keeps a restrained use of French oak on his wines to display the purity of fruit and minerality. 

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Long Shadows Pirouette 2016 (Magnum)

Long Shadows Pirouette Meritage is made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot 8% Petit Verdot 6% Cabernet Franc 3% Malbec

Philippe Melka, named one of the top nine winemakers in the world by Robert Parker, used small lots from Washington State's finest vineyards to craft this enticing red blend.

Like the last several growing seasons, 2016 was another hot year that required extra care in the vineyards. Building on the success of our canopy managment program over the last few vintages, we worked with growers throughout the season to encourage growth of the canes and outside foliage to protect against the sun while opening up the fruit zone for even maturation. Warm temperatures in the fall hastened ripening, but the Columbia Valley's cool autumn nights protected the grapes' acidity, yielding bright, vibrant wines that will drink well in their youth but also promise to bring enjoyement to those who cellar. 

A variety of fermentation methods were used to enhance complexity and richness in this classic Bordeaux blend. Hand-harvested Cabernet was fermented in 400L French oak barrels that were gently rolled throughout fermentation to integrate the oak with refined, dark fruit flavors and give the wine its silky mouthfeel. All other varieties were fermented in traditional stainless steel tanks, with select lots enjoying longer skin contact to enhance the wine's dark color and mid-palate. The finished wine was aged 22 months in French oak barrels (75% new) before bottling unfiltered and unfined.

Review:

"The 2016 Pirouette is made by Philippe Melka and it's a total blockbuster based on 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the palate Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec that was fermented in barrel and aged 22 months in 75% new oak. Crème de cassis, blackberries, toasted spices, cedar, and forest floor notes all emerge from this deep, rich, opulent red that has sweet tannins, a thrilling texture, no hard edges, and a monster finish. This is another best-to-date from this estate and it's an awesome wine."  -Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points

 97 Points