"The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Champs Gains wafts from the glass with aromas of orange oil, pear, honeycomb, iodine, fresh bread and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with racy acids and a taut, chiseled profile, it's long and penetrating, concluding with a mineral finish. Ripening in this site was blocked by hydric stress, so Dureuil waited to pick, harvesting after his other whites.
What remains to be said about Vincent Dureuil? The word "talent" is over-used in wine writing. Certainly Dureuil is talented, but he is also, on the one hand, immensely hardworking, and on the other, an experienced taster who drinks great wine on a regular basis. This is why his wines are so good; and, while reviews in this publication may have expedited the inevitable, it was only a matter of time until Domaine Dureuil-Janthial became one of Burgundy's highly allocated producers. The 2020s at this address have turned out predictably brilliant, combining much of the cut and tension of 2017 with some of the charm and grace Dureuil realized in 2018 (few did better in that vintage, incidentally). As ever, they are worth a special effort to seek out."