92pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The lovely 2016 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux wafts from the glass with an old-school nose of lemon oil, wet stones, iodine, mandarin and smoke, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and incisive palate, with brisk acids and a stony, saline finish. This is a bit more generous out of the blocks than some of Matrot's other 2016s, but it will still reward a few years' bottle age.
92pts Wine Spectator
Mineral, iodine and oyster shell aromas signal this sleek version. Racy in profile, with lemon, toasted oak and stone flavors that cling to the steely finish. Best from 2020 through 2030.
The village of Puligny Montrachet is famous for its Grands Crus. The Chalumeaux terroir is located near Hameau de Blagny, on a hillside facing east and on very rocky marly limestone soil. It has a beautiful aromatic complexity that combines concentration and finesse. Floral aromas and notes of roasted hazelnuts are underlined by an elegant minerality.