Puligny-Montrachet 2002 (Louis Latour) wine review by (PB)
I wanted something to take back to the hotel for (NW) and I to try. I grabbed a half bottle of this wine thinking I was paying $17 for this white Burgundy. (Store that for a minute)
So (NW) and I go back to his room after packing the wine in snow to put a little chill on it and we open it.
This wine is light golden and full of a lovely vanilla bean with some sweet spices; the palate is clean with citrusy lemon zest around a custardy foundation. I love it! This is a wine that is as lovely to just sit and smell as it is to drink. The wine is just ever so slightly flaccid as to its structure but it is absolutely lovely and would make a wonderful food wine.
Don't grow fond of white Burgundies unless you are rich or don't care about retirement. But here's the deal now. I was awed by this wine thinking I paid $17 for it but my receipt I checked two days later said I paid $8 for this half bottle. Another point about Binny's: As I was walking to the register the Binny's wine info guy says, "That's a great wine but we have had some cracked corks in those bottles with some seepage. If you find that is the case, just bring it back!"
Now that is impressive customer service!
Well there was some seepage but the wine was fine. Raise a glass to Binny's and Burgundy.