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2015 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet ‘Clos de la Truffière’ 1er Cru

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    Benoit Ente
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Benoit Ente is the younger brother to Arnaud Ente, one of the greatest chardonnay producers in the world, but if he continues on his current trajectory he won’t be known as the “other” Ente for long.

While Benoit has been making wine since the late 80s, it wasn’t until 1997 that he was able to acquire his own vineyards. He inherited less than 4 hectares almost exclusively in Puligny‐Montrachet, as well as small plots in Chassagne‐Montrachet and Meursault.

Benoit is making wines of incredible purity and balance. Benoit’s wines are precise and focused with a tension to them that is not unlike a coiled spring waiting to unfurl. On the palate, his wines do just that and the tightly knit structure detected on the nose is revealed in layers of complexity.

Tasting Notes

92 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Benoit Ente’s 2015 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Truffière is lovely, offering up a youthfully reserved but pure nose of yellow orchard fruit, blanched almonds, nutmeg and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, nicely concentrated and elegantly textural; with a lovely core of cool fruit, succulent acids and a penetrating, saline finish. The overall impression is effortlessly harmonious, and as this wine develops in the cellar, I expect it to become quite striking. The Clos de la Truffière is located high on the Puligny slope, just below the hamlet of Blagny and above Folatières.

2015 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet ‘Clos de la Truffière’ 1er Cru