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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  • QotD: This is a weird answer. Recently, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has inspired me to reexamine New Zealand BEER. Specifically, beers with New Zealand-grown hops. I figured if the New Zealand terroir can produce such hop-like flavors in Sauvignon Blanc, what is the same soil and growing conditions going to do to actual hops? The answer: lots of unique, interesting things.

  • Troytee

    QOTD: Had great night of Cote Rotie and Hermitage tasting that has renewed my interest and exposed my neglect in regard to Syrah.

    Loved this episode, recently enjoyed Olivier Laflaive Les Setilles 2008. Rocking a poor man’s White Burgundy!

  • Agree with you 100% about white burgundy.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: honestly, nothing to do with today’s show, but it’s white Burg for me too. I got an $8 bottle from ’05 at a local wine shop that the owner was trying to push on me to get rid of & it blew me away for the price. I’m going to be buying several more bottles to cook with & drink over the summer, and definitely explore more of the region trying various producers/regions within Burgundy/price points the next time I stop in.

  • QOTD: Grenache son!

  • Randall

    Chicken ‘N Waffles is also served with white gravy… down ‘n dirty!

    p.s. Agree that NZSB is in a state of overkill… but that doesn’t mean that it’s all bad. I recently had one that, as soon as the bottle was opened, smelled EXACTLY like guava, which then turned into a guava/papaya mixture, with seashell and salty air and a bit of sawgrass. It was Truly bizarre! I mean, JUST like guava! Not a liquid at all, but just as if I had just cut open that fruit! My God… I love wine! 🙂

  • Yaaay! A show on white burgundies! It’s been a while, Gary. Thanks so much. I want to learn more about puligny and chassagne montrachets. Sounds like you found a great one, now go find one under $50 that brings the same thunder (please). Happy Anniversary to Sasha and Mrs V! For your neck I recommend Advil and ice packs, and if that doesn’t do it, see a physical therapist. Cheers.

  • great show! i learn something new every time! awesome!

    i just recently moved, far away from everything i’ve known, so that has made me re-examine how amazing my friends were, what my life was like before and how it is now. family, career, all those things are being re-examined. it’s crazy, scary and exciting.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD – For some reason haven’t drank much pinot lately, but had some good ones over the weekend. Definitely rekindled my interest and I will be drinking much more pinot in the coming months.

    These last two shows have been great, keep it up!

  • Haven’t listened to them in YEARS. I’ll have to snag a few from my dad.

  • Anonymous

    I go 2 or 3 times a month, just down the road a bit from the house. They have probably the largest cellar in the world, over 1 million bottles kept at 48 degrees so they age very slow. Also have some very good deals. 1970 CDP for 5 bucks a glass etc. Was there last friday for a wine tasting with Joe Davis of Arcadian, probably the most educational wine tasting I’ve been to.

  • LurkerKing

    Jim Lahey’s no knead bread changed my life.

  • WOW…a 95+. I wish I had income to buy a few bottles to share with the fam.

    QOTD: Really excellent answers out there, but the Cru Beaujolais response I will agree with completely. I had one at my birthday dinner, and it was amazing. I also want to go back to tasting more wine in general once I have my life back post-school.

  • LurkerKing

    Oh and 09′ Beaujolais did too.

  • Randall

    That’s a good disc… but Yellowjackets still rule this type of Fusion!
    Just my two cents… 🙂

  • Hey Gary

    Cracking show. Mmmm good Burgundy is so good, but again it’s dangerous because so much isn’t good and at these massive price poitns it really is a minefield.

    QOTD: Dessert wine. i love the stuff, buy the stuff, but never seem to drink it. I really need to make that a bit more of a priority!


  • Globex

    I agree with you, the Les Pucelles is spectacular!!! In the states, I like Kistler.

    QOTD: this one time at band camp…

  • Fantastic episode, maybe I’ll try some of this wine after I graduate from the GKC!
    QOTD: Cheese. Since I’ve just been getting into wine recently I’ve started to try to pair cheeses and I never knew how scrumbchilumptious or how much variety cheese had to offer!

  • I have tasted a couple of great Bordeaux recently and it made me realize that I have not explored this region enough lately. Sometimes you get caught up in New World wines and you need to ground yourself in the Old World again. There is no better way to do that then with Bordeaux, Piedmonte or Tuscany. For me it’s Bordeaux right now. Good show Gary, but I disagree that Puligny-Montrachet is under appreciated. For those who can afford it, I think they are perfectly aware of how good it can be. Cheers!

  • Dude or Dudess,
    If you need some help on Washington wines to try I am from the area and I can help you out. It is true, Ste Michelle is not the best out there. Try some Cote Bonneville, or WineGlass Cellars or Januik or Seven Hill or…. You know what I mean. Cheers!

  • QOTD: Honestly…not to take it to serious town, but my last breakup made me realize that I didn’t know who I was or what I wanted. Now that I figured out what I wanted and who I wanted, Very happily married. It was the only game changer/defining moment I’ve had in a while.

  • BuffaloLou

    QotD: Ch Ste Michelle Eroica (Riesling) impressed me so much, that it caused me to delve into more Riesling, specifically German Riesling. Then a sampling of Dr Loosen and subsequently the Keller QBA Trocken made me realize that I have been missing an entire wine genre.

  • Last week I did a tasting of Nebbiolo from Piedmont and found that there were some excellent wines. It has really opened the door to more Italian wines and I plan on drinking a lot more Italian varietals.

  • Anonymous

    This sounds a little silly, but my wife made some chocolate pudding, which I hadn’t had in years, and now I’m obsessed with everything cocoa. I even want my wines to have chocolate notes over the last few weeks.

  • Loved the show, Gary! I also wish I had the 90 bones to fork over for that Montrachet Les Pucelles, or even the spare 50 for the Dujac. Man, those of us in the CKC have it rough getting all of this expensive eye candy…

    QOTD: I’m really interested in Spanish and Argentinian varietals thanks to a tasty barrel sample of Tempranillo I had in Lodi during Christmas and the Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes I picked up after seeing your review of it. Also just tried a nice Cotes Du Rhone which has me interested in France for the price, so I have a lot of irons in the fire, so to speak.

  • Anonymous

    this was a great show. I think it was an easy home run mind you, but really its good to cover the big boys from time to time, and the fact that you failed one show’s that you are not full of shit!!!!
    Granted I want to here about less common things but this was great!

  • Awesome show. Way to bring the thundah!

    QOTD: Assyrtiko. Had a bottle of the 2009 Gaia Thalassitis a few weeks ago and I am now obsessed.

  • I have always gone to the gym or ran outside but for the past few years, my workouts have not changed. I recently started bootcamp and I am in a constant state of soreness but it feels good! My body is finally being shocked and I am noticing great differences. Anyways, bootcamp made me evaluate my workout and eating habits so now I am making a positive change.

  • Anonymous

    Two things (which are somewhat inter-related), both concerning Champagne. First, I recently had a bottle of Egly-Ouriet NV Premier Cru ‘Les Vignes de Vrigny’ which is 100% Pinot Meunier. This grape, long relegated to “third-grape” status in most blends (if not completely ignored or overlooked) is capable of profound flavors & complexities, and, in the right hands (such as Egly-Ouriet or Jerome Prevost) can produce a unique, world-class champagne. Such was my bottle. Second, and somewhat related, is decanting champagne. I’ve begun to try it from time-to-time, and it, too, has made quite a favorable impression.

  • Anonymous

    Great show. I would definitely prefer that you do more shows about expensive wines like today. It’s not that I ever drop more than 40 ? on a wine except for Champagne, but still I get so much out of these episodes.

    QOTD: I could say white burgundy but as mentioned they tend to get pricy and I think you really have to know the producer. Last autumn I had this amazing 9 year old unoaked Portuguese red made of Baga grapes in DOC Bairrada. It was really an eye opening experience since I hadn’t tasted anything like it from Portugal. So I guess I should be really looking to drink more of similar stuff this year.

  • Anonymous

    I ain’t saying nothin’…the wolves are at the door!

  • Anonymous

    Of course! You mean Quilceda Creek! ;-]

  • Anonymous

    Get on it Lou! I want some good Gwertzesess!

  • Anonymous

    HAPPY 36TH TO YOUR RENTS!! I wish you and Lizzy at least that many happy years to come. By then you’ll be a grandpa, trying to expand Misha’s kids’ palates with solid food…

    QOTD: I drank a Pinot Noir from Mornington Penninsula, Australia recently that made me re-evaluate my perception of this country’s wines. I have always known that many of the overblown, syrupy, hotter-climate Barossa-style Shiraz have never been my cup of tea, and I’ve always appreciated the dry Rieslings from the cooler regions like Clare and Eden Valleys. BUT this wine reminded me of what great wine can be made in a cooler, maritime climate no matter WHAT the country’s reputation may suggest. SO::

    I will make a point to drink MORE Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Mornington Penninsula, Australia, as well as dry Riesling from Clare and Eden Valleys, AS WELL AS Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from TASMANIA. This was another region that has impressed me recently with their higher-acid, cooler-climate wines within a new-world setting.

  • Anonymous

    We could argue all night about the real fusion!

  • Anonymous

    I think it has something to do with gaga watts! Thunder in the house!

  • Anonymous

    How can Beaujolais go from a meh wine to a killer deal strictly by having a good year?

  • Anonymous

    Where the hell is WWWWWWWWWWWWWaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyynoooooooooooooo?

  • Anonymous

    What about a slightly sweet proseco?

  • Anonymous

    Best murlowwwwwwww ever!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had a couple very nice white Burgs but both were around 50. let me check my notes… We may have to split a high dollar one

  • Anonymous

    We have a Ritz near me at Half Moon Bay. I’ve always wanted to stay there. We can take a limo from there to Napa or go South to Santa Cruz Mountains and beyond!

  • Anonymous

    If we have to we can pause, go cook a steak, open a bottle watch a little more. What is the hurry here?

  • Anonymous

    I always looked down to Italian wines because of all the bad Chiantis I’ve had. A couple of months ago, I tried a Sagrantino de Montefalco and It blew my mind. I think my palate is changing and veering towards Italy. I’ve trying some Aglianicos, Nebbiolos, had a phenomenal Brunello last week. It’s nice to find something that was there and I never saw it, keeps you humble,
    Great show, Thanks a lot

  • Christiaan

    Great show Gary, happy 36th ani to your parents

    QOTD: Brunello’s changed my life!

  • Surprised no discussion of Premox?

    QOTD: riesling has made me realize white wine is something I need to explore more…

  • Swedes!

  • or afford the wine 🙂

  • Anonymous

    You think Gary should spend less than 10 minutes on wines costing nearly 200 bucks combined? That doesn’t make sense to me….I don’t watch WLTV at work, but at home with a glass of wine. Maybe you should too?

  • Charlotte K. Jensen

    He he.


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