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2018 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

90-93 Points Allen Meadows
An elegant, pure and beautifully expressive nose of white flowers, citrus and lightly spiced pear aromas is trimmed in a hint of mineral reduction. There is fine richness to the rounder and more seductive yet relatively powerful flavors that coat the palate with sap on the impressively long and refreshing finale. This refined effort is both stylish and very classy.

2018 Benoit Ente Puligny-Montrachet ‘Clos de la Truffière’ 1er Cru