EP 986 Puligny Montrachet Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about his love of White Burgundies, specifically the wines of Puligny-Montrachet. He tastes 3 different Pulignys and shares his thoughts on them.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Dujac Fils Pere Puligny MontrachetPuligny Montrachet
2008 Larue Le Trezin Puligny MontrachetPuligny Montrachet
2008 Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet Les PucellesPuligny Montrachet

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92/100

Line of the day – ‘I could literally sit here and sniffy sniff this wine all night long.

I really enjoyed this episode as GV got a little serious as well as exploding with his normal enthusiasm.

Tags: burgundy, French, Puligny Montrachet, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • Anonymous

    Decanted Champagne, huh! Whoda thunk it? I would have never. Learn something new everyday. 😉

  • Anonymous

    I too am in a state of change with my workout. As of Jan 10′ I have really taken my running to another level. I have always liked running but never to the extent of where I am at right now. I never thought I would be running 5.5 miles a day 5 days a week. I just have to get the eating thing in check now.

  • Good show… too bad that great one came in with that price tag…

    QOTD: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I was down on it for a while, when I used to really enjoy it. A few weeks ago, I had the 2009 Jules Taylor – WOW. Amazing mouthfeel, great acid, just enough grass. It got me back on the NZ sauv blanc train.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe your pregnant? ;O

  • Anonymous

    Hump Day! I’m feel’n a “Laid Back Friday” this week! Of course with the COUCH!

  • Hmmm, haven’t had a Shard for a long time … great idea! Tomorrow a bottle is of the shelf 🙂

  • Pathfinder87

    QOTD: Pinot Noir from Austria (Wieninger[espacially grand select 2004], Auer, Prieler, Lentsch) in comparison with Pinot from Burgundy.

  • Anonymous

    Great show as usual !
    QOTD : Beaujolais 2009

  • Anonymous

    Great show on white burgundy !
    QOTD : Beaujolais 2009, Beaujolais 2009 !

  • Anonymous

    You read my mind on the white burgs!! I had some german festival sausages for dinner last night (was being a bum and the girl had class so it was just me) and I opened a Tramier & Fils St Veran last night and was blown away. Not just by the wine, but by how cheap it was. Went real well with the sausages!

    QOTD: wine – Rioja, Food – Cornish hens, life – reading.

  • yep got those

  • Anonymous

    Really, really enjoyed this show! So much information and find the history facts so interesting. Plus seeing GV taste a 95 pointer doesn’t happen that often so it’s always a treat.

    QOTD: Recent 2008 Sancerre that had a finish that lasted minutes instead of seconds reminded me I need to spend more time on French wines. As did this show.

  • Andre Aaspere

    QOTD: I went to HUNTING last Saturday with my grandfather and some others. It was pretty cold (-15 C) but clear and shiny. We had to ski because of deep snow – it was so wonderful feeling across fields skiing. Last time I was hunting, it was right before first snow in November and I remember my self thinking: what a pity, hunting season is almost over and it is my fist hunt when snow is on the ground in this season! Should definitely do more next season on winter time. By the way – I shot fox after we look each other some seconds right in the eye (21 steps in front of me). I missed but I was happy 🙂

  • Andre Aaspere

    QOTD: I went to HUNTING last Saturday with my grandfather and some others. It was pretty cold (-15 C) but clear and shiny. We had to ski because of deep snow – it was so wonderful feeling across fields skiing. Last time I was hunting, it was right before first snow in November and I remember my self thinking: what a pity, hunting season is almost over and it is my fist hunt when snow is on the ground in this season! Should definitely do more next season on winter time. By the way – I shot fox after we look each other some seconds right in the eye (21 steps in front of me). I missed but I was happy 🙂

  • Curls_CDN

    QOTD: I have to say that you Gary, you have really inspired me and what I’m buying and drinking. I’m a sommelier, and I have to admit, it feels like the last year I’ve been in a bit of a wine funk… buying the same old stuff, and not trying new things. Since I started watching your show, I’ve bought more wine than I have in months. And the wines I’m buying is the usual, rare finds to help me expand my palate. Thank you for re-igniting the spark… looking forward to sipping lots of vino in 2011! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Ah yes, the good ol’ common American pear.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Gary, I just got back in town from my first trip ever to Vegas. The first thing I did ( after hugging my wife and kids ) was to see what I missed this week on WL. I can’t wait to catch up and start leaving comments again.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: 2007 Dom. Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La-Romanee and a 2007 Dom. Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Clos St. Jean” -pinot noir- I love all wine regions of the world but these two made me reaffirm my respect and admiration of old world French wine. Hundreds of years with the land and the vines expressed in the glass, just pure terroir.

    keep it up GV, almost there.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD I will Watch more wine library, twice each episode, sometimes thrice if the situation calls for it.

  • Roederer Estates Brut…got a bottle as a graduation gift from college. Made me realize I love bubbly and that everyone should enjoy it everyday…not just special occasions.

    Have a bottle of Perrier-Jouet Cuvee Fleur de Champagne that I’m going to do as a valentines day celebration tonight!

  • John__J

    I think it depends on the type of Beaujolais. Beaujolais Nouveau is very much so a meh wine and is what Beaujolais is best known for. Beaujolais Cru has been a great value for years and years, and most will age a good 5-10 years depending upon the vintage and which of the 10 Cru’s it is from. The 09 vintage happens to be a particularly outstanding year for Beaujolais Cru and are at excellent prices. Just like 05 was a great year for Bordeaux etc. I’m basing this not just off of what I’ve heard but also from the 09 Beaujolais Cru’s I’ve gotten to try from the distributor’s I order wine from.

  • John__J

    I think it depends on the type of Beaujolais. Beaujolais Nouveau is very much so a meh wine and is what Beaujolais is best known for. Beaujolais Cru has been a great value for years and years, and most will age a good 5-10 years depending upon the vintage and which of the 10 Cru’s it is from. The 09 vintage happens to be a particularly outstanding year for Beaujolais Cru and are at excellent prices. Just like 05 was a great year for Bordeaux etc. I’m basing this not just off of what I’ve heard but also from the 09 Beaujolais Cru’s I’ve gotten to try from the distributor’s I order wine from.

  • John__J

    I know, it semmed crazy to me when I first heard it but some wines will. Tokaji Essencia outta Hungary will go 200 years in outstanding vintages, courtesy of the insane amount of residual sugar. Vin jaune will courtesy of the controlled oxidation it goes through during it’s 6 year 3 month aging period. But Madeira trumps them all. Thanks to it’s being fortified and the heating process it goes through while being aged, it’s virtually indestructible. I met a Master Sommelier who told me he has a bottle of Madeira from the 1880’s that he’s already opened years ago and he tastes a little bit once a year. I had gentleman come in to where I work not 2 months ago who told me he had a Madeira from the 1700’s at a tasting that was still good.
    But if you search the net I’m sure you’ll see that aging potential confirmed when it comes to vin jaune’s and Tokaji Essencia’s. I think you can even find it on wikipedia if you look them up there.

  • John__J

    it’s for real, same thing for Madiera’s and Tokaji Essencia’s too. I’m positive you can confirm that by checking the net. I think it’s even on wikipedia if you look up vin jaune and tokaji essencia

  • QOTD: I had a 2007 Betz Cab and it was life changing. After leaving it out for almost 2 days, it was the most interesting wine I have ever had. It was big and fruity and complex. I now think that washington and oregon are good for a lot mor than just Pinot.

    Gary, do a Washington state cab day!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: 2007 Gramercy Cellers Walla Walla Syrah. Great stuff. It has me drinking more WA Syrah, more Syrah, and more anything from WA.

  • Anonymous

    Was always a big California cab, and Italian wine drinker, but a friend introduced me to a 1996 Faustino Gran Reserva from Rioja. Amazing stuff had it with a spanish blue cheese what a combo. Can’t get enough from Rioja now. Gary, region to do a show on again some of the 06 Crianzas are amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Great show and I agree that white wines are under followed. My favorite episodes are the brown bag taste offs. How about doing more whites.

    JD

  • Anonymous

    Hey GV…when you have more than one wine, can you use more than one glass? I enjoy seeing the difference in color. I’m sure you rise fairly well, but have to think it would give you a more accurate taste as well.

    Great show, although I’m not a big Chardonnay fan. However, I may inclined to try these.

  • Anonymous

    Great show. I really need to get one of these wines for a really special occassion. I haven’t ever spent the money to try a Serious-with-a-capitol-s-wine.
    Qotd: For me it hasn’t happened with wine or anything in the drink area, but living with my parents last semester in west fort worth really increased my driving and therefore decreased my socializing. And now that I’m living closer to everything and have the time I am getting my social life back and it is something I have realized that I missed a lot.

  • QOTD: Siduri Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley reminded me this week that I have been ignoring the varietal in general too much lately. Gotta get back to the pinot.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: as for wine – more french ones in general and more of german riesling (tough to get both at good price here in bcn), as for food – definitely more risottos, and finally – go back to regular running and cinema visits.
    Good show again, Gary!

  • Anonymous

    Gary, do not pronounce the t in Montrachet.
    Very good, solid show and of course very good wines.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Banyuls. Great stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Very good show – my goal for 2011 is tasting more white wines, port and dessert wines… Allmost all my experience is reds and this show inspired my for new “paths” 🙂

  • Anonymous

    QOTD= A customer recently shared a 1999 A. Clape Cornas with me and I was truly inspired to taste more Northern Rhone….Food- Quality Cheese from local makers

  • Anonymous

    I had a Nebbiolo from Pio Cesare a few weeks back and I’ve been exploring Piedmont ever since. Nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto… I love them all!

  • Anonymous

    Re. QOTD, You meantioned the four season’s toronto, my neck of the woods. Do you advise anywhere your travel/event schedule?

  • Anonymous

    Pio Cesare’s ’05 Barbera D’alba blew me away last month

  • Anonymous

    Great show. Lots of good information, a few funny remarks, and an interesting topic.

    QOTD: learning a new instrument

  • Anonymous

    Allright, so fun to see Gary get focused and humble when there’s a big boy on the table.

    QOTD Wine : Dalva Vintage port, colheita 1985. It redefined port, and it’s huge!
    QOTD Food : Cheese, I really would like to know cheese like I know wine.
    QOTD Other : Running 3 times a week makes my life really structured and well defined.

    Cheers, JDR

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Wine, I don’t only want to drink the most different wines in the world but I also want to make it! That’s what I just found out.

    In general, basketball. I used to play it as a kid and did it again after 15 years. It’s so much fun!

  • I feel like you rated the second wine an 84 because of your expectations. Do you think you would rate a $15 wine higher just because it’s cheaper?

  • Virginia Tech CKC!! Come to Blacksburg!
    Love when you nerd it up! Makes it so educational and that is definitely what I’m looking for.
    QOTD: Had a Louis Martini Zin with my dad that was awesome for me and really made me want to give Zins more of a shot

  • QOTD: Morgon, Marcel Lapierre 2009. Blew my mind away.

  • QOTD: Morgon, Marcel Lapierre 2009. Blew my mind away.

  • QOTD:
    1 – Landauer Gisperg -Thermenregion – Pinot Noir – 2007 (Austrian). Fantastic.
    2 – A lecture from Steve Raye about applying social network tools in business.

    I want to leave a question to be answered.
    If you have 2 bottles of Burgundy (Premier or Grand Cru) white or red and you know those wines are better consumed after years aging in bottle, when do you choose to open?
    How to predict the best phase for drinking?

  • laurensNL

    QOTD wine: agree with Ronald here, Lapierre Morgon 2009 and I loved the Robert DÊnogent St-Veran 2007 Vieilles Vignes

  • Anonymous

    Great focus and energy Gary. Of course if I were drinking a 95 point white Burgundy, I’d be that way too. QOTD: I had an 01 Torbreck RunRig last summer on my 50th birthday that took me to the next level.

  • QOTD: Have to get back into reserva/gran reserva rioja, have to eat more fish, have to ride that unicycle.

    Great QOTD cause me to come out of lurkerhood. My own question: how many people are following the show from here in the UK?

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