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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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

    A friend served me an ’82 Mouton R the other night (1st bottle out of the two cases he bought as futures 20+ years ago). I pulled the cork for him, it was ok, bottle not corked, wine itself not spoiled or anything like that.. but what a crushing disappointment for us all as it was dull and boring. Never ever buy on price (and this one was very expensive), but on your own experience or someone that you really trust.

  • Melba I agree those things are nuts and heck I would order 75 Whatchamacallit bars but this is epic stuff!

  • Anonymous

    After having the Betz blend I’m determined to drink more Washington State Cab/Murlow blends!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Turned on to Beaujolais again after a long break from them after trying 2009 Domaine Cotes de la Roche Chenas. Bought a whack of 2010s from various cru villages; they’ll get there in the spring.


    The justification of that price I can never get, no matter how much I think about it. Futures or no futures….. sorry

  • Anonymous

    Great to see A White Burgundy episode….. that happens to be a wine I really got into during the fall months last year…..95+?……Wow…. Le Thunder is back!….nice GV!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD — I need to give a local winery another chance, since their ’08 Riesling was pretty good!

  • Cubatobaco (Ray)

    It’s on my wine list for the month!

  • QoTD: Big Franks?best veggie meat ever. http://www.amazon.com/Loma-Linda-Franks-20-Ounce-Cans/dp/B000BEZVW2

    and white noise.

  • First and foremost, Happy 35th Anniversary to Sasha and your Mom.

    Nice show with the big boys and the 84/16 guava pooray was a classic description. 🙂

    QOTD: Good question, wine-wise I’m thinking I need to delve more into Greek wines. The last few I have had have been so good and a great QPR. On a personal level, each day I go to work reinforces my desire to move on and try something else.


  • Grill Factor

    QOTD: I have completely re-examined my view of wines from Barossa and South Australia in general. I fell into the pattern that many have of dismissing a lot of these wines as being jammy fruit bombs. I’ve had some grenache and grenache/mataro wines that are southern rhone styles. I’m back on board Aussie reds.

  • Oh, by the way, you need a good physical therapist, not a masseuse/masseur. I had the same problem a few years ago and tried numerous avenues and this one worked.

  • steve

    QOTD: About a year ago I burned out on indian food, eating at indian restaurants several times a week and cooking it for myself at least once a week. My wife suggested it the other day and about half a bite into a lentil dish I felt re-hooked. I am in love again.

    PS- More cardio. You love cheese too much to take care of your body with massage alone.

  • Awesome episode, Gary. This is my favorite format. The combination of information, length, multiple wines, entertainment value….perfect.

    And my latest revelation has been with food. I’ve been following Tim Ferriss’s slow carb diet for the past 6 weeks or so, and my diet before was strict 7 days a week, with some minor cheating throughout. Now that I am super-strict sun-fri, having saturday as my full cheat day I’ve been able to love eating baked goods, and pizza and whatever else like it’s nobody’s business for the first time in a very long time.

  • fat chef

    QOTD: I visited a local winery last week called Easley’s. They are famous for their Jamaican Red which I am not a big fan of. So when we got there I was expecting a bunch of candy and dessert wines but was delighted to find they actually had a variety of reds and whites that were fairly good. So that was when I decided that this year I am going to try to visit more local Indiana wineries!!

  • late on the “hey hey” today – someone “borrowed” your line

  • Anonymous

    I think that is the most impressed I have seen you on a wine in a very long time.

    QOTD: This very show! I will be buying some Puligny Montrachet and expanding my knowledge of wines from this area.

    Thanks Gary

  • Anonymous

    QOTD…recognizing the importance of PV in red blends and GVs teach on that. Thanks

    Hey GV what’s up with the hairdo?

  • I don’t know Allan. All the woman there would be probably out of your dating range. You know, they could buy alcohol without a fake id and vote at the same time.


  • Your outta of your mind Gary, you can buy 108 Whatchamacallit bars!!!! 😀 😀 😀


    *and free shipping 😛


    I like children, girl children, about 18-20..

    -W.C. Fields

  • John__J

    I know what you mean. Of the wines I’ve had that are revered in such mythic proportions like a Mouton (and you had an 82 vintage no less!), only one has ever lived up to the hype. Or at least the hype I built it up to be in my mind.

  • John__J

    ooh i wanna try a murlow!

  • John__J

    yeah 09, that’s an awesome vintage to get Beaujolais Cru’s and they’re at steal prices. I’ll have to look for that Chenas.

  • John__J


  • QOTD: The one experience that stands out for me is going to Israel a few years ago and tasting some unbelievable Golan Heights wines that got me interested in exploring wine as a hobby. I don’t recall specifically which wines I tasted but I remember the experience very fondly.

    Shorty thereafter I discovered your show and my experimenting of trying different wines as a hobby has intensified.

  • Todd

    Awesome show, you got me into white burgundy a year ago and, this show made me want one soon.
    QOTD: I was pretty batty over champagne for the last 5 months, but the other day I tasted the 2002 Giacomo Conterno Monfortino Reserva, and it was killer! It reminded me that nebbiolo is still my heartlight. (thanks neil diamond)

  • Anonymous

    I opened up a nice Pinot Noir (Williams Selyem 2008 Central Coast) the other night, and was blown away by how much more complex and delicious a higher end Pinot can be (compared to its 15 – 20 dollar counterparts).
    I want to get more into higher end Pinots, and drinking them more often.

    PS – Gary, when are you gonna do a high end California Pinot Noir brown bag show?

  • Anonymous

    Good episode, I am a fan of Chardonnay from Chablis and will try Puligny Montrachet.

    QOTD – It is odd that you should mention movies. I am not a great fan of movies. I do not follow the actors nor do I think they project the values I believe in. BUT – – I saw the “The King’s Speech” and was reminded of the power and value of a good movie. I loved it. Historically accurate, (at least as far I can determine), excellent story, great value, and a reminder that overcoming adversity, no matter what the source, has always been and will always be a characteristic to be valued.

  • Anonymous

    Depends on what you have to say… If you don’t watch it at work it is possible to watch while you are doing something else: cooking dinner, housework, mending fishing nets, whatever.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Wow! As I was watching the episode (literally, 5-minutes into it) a dear friend and more who I haven’t seen in 30-years called me. We talked for two hours about our lives since then and certainly made me re-examine my life choices. This makes for a memorable 400th comment from me to me.

  • Anonymous

    This was a great show damn it!

    qotd; 08 Pinots from Oregon QP frigging R

  • Anonymous

    Your book has inspired me. great read. I’m launching my video blog soon. Hope you don’t mind I’ve boosted some ideas. Many thanks

  • Anonymous

    QOTD;Glad to be alive enjoying the wine of the day.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    To both you and John__J: I’m sure that they have low cost Adult Remedial English classes in your areas where spelling is emphasized. Get some help 😉

  • Anonymous

    To both you and Castello: I’m sure that they have low cost Adult Remedial English classes in your areas where spelling is emphasized. Get some help 😉

  • GO CUSE! Love the shirt! Hmm…I have a doozy–ONE event that was wine, food and life changing. I started reading Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course, which influenced me to do a home study with a few wines. Tried 2007 Trimbach Alsatian Riesling with Sashami–citrus notes, amazingly dry, long minerality (rock juice.). Beautiful with the fatty raw fish. In sum, must diversify my selections, must eat more sushi, must learn more about the terroir & production.

  • Anonymous

    Buying a $30 second tier Bordeaux from an awesome vintage like 2000, or a Gigondas for $23 that delivers way past anything that California can at that price range. But still appreciating what Cali does just like Burgundy or Australia for that matter which to me aren’t consistently good QPR plays.

    BTW great episode!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I went to a great restaurant over the weekend and it reminded me how I love to explore new foods and socialize with new friends. They are the main reason why I got into this business to begin with. So I am making an effort to be more socialable and making an effort to try random never heard of beers. Due to my late consumption of wine I have neglected the beer world and there is just no good reason for that.

  • QOTD: This isn’t even on topic but it is coming to mind; my experience (I guess I could call it that) is simply figuring out that ‘Life is a Game’. Just telling myself that ‘Life is a Game’ everyday gives me tremendous joy, and allows be to rightfully experience life in way that resonates with my DNA. It allows me to suppress all the societal bullshit involving careers, education, etc.

    Wow, a little deep for WLTV, haha. But yah, thanks for letting me borrow your acronym (DNA) Gary. Cheers

  • I need a bath after that comment. A long bath, with lots of soap, and gasoline.

  • Anonymous

    God, you plagerizer! First me and now NY Pete 😉

  • What are you talking about JF?

    Murlow sounds yummy! I think my pahlette can handle it.

  • Kevin Zraly’s Wine Course was kind of life-changing, in terms of wine at least. I’ve discovered a love of wine from the Loire Valley because of it. And, oh btw, try some Prosecco with sushi…Outstanding!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I think they hace those same classes in your area too 🙂

  • I am going to use wine-searcher for that Paul Pernot. WOOO.

    QOTD: Chardonnay in general. I have had a few classes recently on Burgundy (Whites and Reds) and felt that I did not really have a point of comparison to enhance the tasting experience. I am going to start familiarizing myself with more California Chardonnay (and other countries producing Chardonnay) to boost my point of reference and then revisit Burgundy.

  • Anonymous

    Happy 36th Anniversary to your parents!
    Excellent episode, though white Burgundy is beyond my price range these days!
    QOTD: Two things: first, a Greek potluck dinner at friends’ this past weekend (our ‘building co-op’) made me realize I hadn’t been seeking out Greek wines, which I now will do. Ouzo only goes so far… and second, I pulled out a 2004 Menguante Garnacha and remembered I have also been neglecting Spain.

  • Jeremy

    Sir ALLAN! Now you are speaking in tongue I can relate to! We have similar taste in wenches!




    Two hours!!! Jeezess, you ARE old! ;P


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