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The June 2021 Auction: Part 2

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Auction Ends: 6/10/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #161. Bachelet-Monnot Puligny-Montrachet Les Folatières 2017

Description: Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
Score: 92-94 WA.
"The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières is exceptional, and once again one of the high points of the Bachelet brothers' portfolio. Offering up aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruit, white flowers and honeycomb, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with excellent depth and dimension at the core, good concentration and chewy extract despite its elegant, integrated profile, concluding with superb length on the finish. The 2017 vintage was a definite success for Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, where brothers Marc and Alexandre Bachelet continue to gradually refine their approach, building on their already considerable success. They now employ 350-liter barrels for their white wines and are less interested in cold macerations for their reds, concluding that the technique can result in excessive additions of sulfur dioxide. While the obvious collectibles in the portfolio are the Bâtard, Folatières and Referts, readers shouldn't neglect the terrific quality for a modest tariff offered by the domaine's Maranges and Santenay bottlings. The hearty reds from these appellations often bolstered négociant blends from grander appellations in days gone by, and the Bachelet brothers' judicious winemaking brings out all their neglected potential." Wine Advocate Interim, Jan 2019
Provenance: The Bijou Cellar
Notes: 1 Chipped wax capsule, nicked, lightly scuffed labels.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $225

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