Domaine Jacques Carillon

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Country of Origin: France
Location: Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune
People: Jacques Carillon, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

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Domaine Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC Login BH 89-91 AG (88-90) WA (88-90) AG 89 WA 88 BH 91 In Stock
Domaine Jacques Carillon 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC New! Login WA (88-90)+ AG (89-91) BH 90-93 In Stock
Domaine Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC New! Login WA (92-94)+ AG (90-92) BH 91-93 Please inquire
Domaine Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs Canet, AOC New! Login WA (91-93) AG (89-91) BH 90-93 Please inquire
Domaine Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet AOC New! Login WA (89-91) AG (87-89) BH 89-92 Please inquire

The Carillon family traces its viticultural roots in Puligny back to the sixteenth century. There are documents from 1520 attesting to the presence in that locale of Jehan Carillon. The estate has always been run with a scrupulous regard and respect for the traditions of Burgundy and has achieved renown as a producer of the most classic, often understated but always compelling, wines of this village. Now, beginning with the 2010 vintage, the estate has been divided in two, to be shared between Jacques and Francois, the two sons of Louis Carillon. Here we present the wines of Jacques Carillon.

The Carillons have always applied the most rigorous standards to their work in the vineyards, affecting a near organic methodology. No herbicides are used; the earth is turned by plow and by hand, the vines are pruned short to control production, a severe debudding is practiced and a green harvest is practiced when deemed necessary. Harvest is always manual, a pneumatic press is utilized, fermentation and elevage occur in barrel for at least one year, batonnage is done (judiciously!) and, before bottling, the wines are racked into stainless steel cuves for six months to settle and clarify. The dual goals are to produce ageworthy wines that are intensely expressive of their respective terroirs. They have managed to achieve those goals with stunning regularity.

Jacques Carillon produces wine from 5.5 hectares with the overwhelming majority of the vineyards being situated within Puligny-Montrachet with additional holdings in Chassagne Montrachet, Saint Aubin and Mercurey.

Wine Advocate 4/2018
"Revisiting Jacques Carillon's 2015s from bottle was a pleasure, as the vintage has meshed well with the domaine's understated, elegant style. The wines handle the warmth of the year better as one ascends the appellation hierarchy, the high points being an authoritative Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and lovely 1er crus from Perrières and Réferts, the latter seemingly having the edge this year. The lower appellations are more sun-kissed in style and seem adapted to near-term enjoyment."


Wine Advocate 12/2014
"I was knocked-out by the quality of Jacques’s 2013s, one of the Côte de Beaune growers who may have made even better wines in 2013 than in 2012. They are all imbued with bracing acidity, crisp delineation and a compelling sense of energy and tension – pure expressions of their respect terroirs. These were some of my favorite white 2013s. Beg or bribe your local merchant for a few bottles."


Wine Advocate 12/2013
"It was a pleasure to visit Jacques Carillon in Puligny at his winery adjacent to the village church, barely 20 meters from the winery of his brother, Francois. Like all the Carillon family, there seems to be a separate building for each stage of vinification. The family’s roots penetrate deep into Puligny’s history books, since Jehan Caillon tended vines in 1520. When their father Louis’ domaine was split between his two sons in 2009, Jacques and his wife Sylvie seemed to acquire more of the vineyard holdings (5.25 hectares in total), while Francois’ operation leans more toward a negociant structure. Their first separate vintage was in 2010. 'It was cold during flowering,' Jacques explained, climbing up a ladder to extract his 2012’s from stainless steel vat, 'and there was a lot of millerandage. We were affected by hail three times during the summer and consequently we lost 70% of the crop for the premier crus. But the malolactics went well and finished at the end of April compared to mid-June. The wines are showing good minerality.' His 2012s were some of the finest that I encountered from the appellation: even the village cru displaying Carillon’s trademark precision and each cuvee seeming to add on another layer of complexity until you reached the spellbinding grand cru."

Reviews

  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 89-91 (6/11/2017)

    Here too there is a subtle whiff of wood present on the pear, resin and petrol-suffused nose. There is once again good energy to the bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract, all wrapped in a relatively dry finale. This should drink well young and with a few years of aging.
  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: (88-90) (9/10/2016)

    Pear and white flowers on the nose, plus a suggestion of freshly cut grass. At once juicy and generous, with ripe lemony acidity giving shape to the middle palate. Good energy to the pear fruit.
  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90) (12/30/2016)

    The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru les Macherelles, matured in 20% new oak, has a tightly-wound, slightly chalky, Puligny-like bouquet that just needs to develop more intensity during its élevage. The palate has good attack on the entry with a pinch of white pepper, crisp acidity with a linear finish that just misses a little persistence. Otherwise, I appreciate the wound-up energy Jean-Jacques has instilled into this wine, although the 2014 clearly possesses more nerve.
  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: 89 (9/21/2017)

    Pear drop and white truffle aromas are complicated by a sexy note of musky lees. Fatter and sweeter than the Puligny villages and nicely balanced for early pleasure. Offers good texture and concentration but could use a bit more complexity. Pear and menthol flavors carry through to a slightly dry-edged finish.
  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88 (4/27/2018)

    Jacques Carillon's 2015 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Macherelles is quite gourmand, revealing aromas of peach, yellow stone fruit, apple and toasted nuts. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and quite open-knit, with good volume and texture, finishing with nice chalky grip. This has tensed up a bit after bottling, but it seems best suited for near-term consumption.
  • Jacques Carillon 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 91 (6/12/2018)

    (from young vines that were not declared as a 1er until 2009). Here too there is a subtle whiff of wood present on the pear, resin and petrol-suffused nose. There is once again good energy to the bigger and richer medium-bodied flavors that coat the palate with dry extract, all wrapped in a relatively dry and mildly chewy finale. This isn’t elegant, indeed it’s borderline rustic but it offers much to like plus it should drink well young and with a few years of aging.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90)+ (1/4/2019)

    The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles offers up aromas of minty pear and subtle new oak, followed by a medium-bodied, stony, palate that's both more concentrated and more reserved than the Chassagne-Montrachet Village that preceded it, concluding with a chalky finish.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94)+ (1/4/2019)

    The 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrières is excellent, displaying a classy bouquet of crisp white peach, pastry cream, beeswax and green apple, followed by a medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and broader, more concentrated profile than the Champ Canet, concluding with a long and chalky finish.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (89-91) (1/4/2019)

    Carillon had racked his 2017 Puligny-Montrachet Village into three tanks before bottling, and all three were both promising and complementary, displaying notes of citrus pith, white flowers, fresh peach and crisp green apple. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and tangy, with an appealing alliance of tension and volume. An excellent Puligny in the making.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs Canet, AOC
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-93) (1/4/2019)

    The 2017 Pulingy-Montrachet 1er Cru Champ Canet is very promising, bursting from the glass with notes of white flowers, crisp green apple and crushed chalk. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and bright, with a giving but precise profile. It's typically the most immediate of Carillon's premiers crus.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: (90-92) (9/1/2018)

    Sexy aromas of pineapple, pear and flowers are complemented by salty minerality. At once rich and vibrant, showing a fine-grained texture and noteworthy purity to its intense citrus fruit and saline flavors. A bit higher in acidity than most of the other 2017s at this address (4.0 grams per liter, vs. 3.8 to 3.9), this premier cru finishes with very good structure, length and thrust.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: (89-91) (9/1/2018)

    Ripe, fruit-driven aromas of pineapple and peach. Much richer and more harmonious than the basic village Chassagne from young vines, with the wine's fat nicely framed by ripe acidity and lemony cut. The note of pineapple carries through the palate of this fruit bomb. Finishes firmly mineral, with a floral note and excellent rising length. These vines on deep soil suffered less from the dry conditions in 2017 than did Carillon's vines in Champs Canet. A very promising vintage for this cuvée.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs Canet, AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: (89-91) (9/1/2018)

    The reticent nose shows a slightly tired apple note, but then this wine was the last to finish its malolactic fermentation. Fat and sweet in the mouth, offering fine-grained but rather exotic flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, pear and herbs. Finishes a touch dry-edged and phenolic.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet AOC
    Vinous
    Rating: (87-89) (9/1/2018)

    Exuberant aromas of peach, menthol and nutty oak. Broad, rich and savory, with its sweet peach and butter flavors leavened by an element of salinity. In a distinctly gentle style, with noteworthy gras but no lack of energy. This persistent village wine will give pleasure early.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Perrieres, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 91-93 (6/10/2019)

    A pungent yet elegant nose reflects notes of mineral reduction, citrus, quinine and a whiff of oak toast. The even sleeker and more tightly wound middle weight flavors brim with minerality as well as plenty of dry extract that buffers the moderately firm acid spine shaping the linear and highly persistent finish. This needs more depth but the underlying material is present for that to occur.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Macherelles, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 90-93 (6/10/2019)

    A smoky resin and petrol-inflected nose is also trimmed in just enough wood influence on merit mentioning. The delicious and racy medium weight flavors are almost painfully intense with excellent delineation while exhibiting fine length on the chiseled finish. This is unusually good for the vineyard and worth checking out.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs Canet, AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 90-93 (6/10/2019)

    A subtle interjection of wood appears on the smoky and well-layered aromas of various white orchard fruit, lavender and citrus zest. Once again there is excellent energy and punch to the much more mineral-driven and more concentrated flavors that deliver really lovely complexity and sneaky good persistence. This is impressive and a wine that should amply reward most of a decade of cellaring.
  • Jacques Carillon 2017 Puligny-Montrachet AOC
    Burghound
    Rating: 89-92 (6/10/2019)

    A pure, elegant and airy nose combines notes of lemongrass, acacia, green apple and soft spice wisps. The beautifully well-detailed, intense and vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess very good mid-palate density before concluding in a saline, stony and impressively persistent finish. This is an excellent Puligny villages.