This is the one grand cru that is entirely in Chassagne-Montrachet. It’s a tiny patch of land (4.13 acres) making wines that are more delicate than the others. With its fine, fresh flavors so light to the taste, this is a wine that floats on the palate with a smooth, silky texture. Wood and white peaches contribute but do not dominate.
Refinement and balance are this wine’s hallmarks, with white-peach and tropical-fruit aromas and flavors beautifully enmeshed by honeyed hazelnuts and toast. Despite its obvious richness, this wine is rather unevolved. The expansive, nuanced finish shows superb length and definition. This still needs three or four years for the component parts to fully integrate.
Very tight in character, the texture steely and firm to top the strongly mineral texture. There is an exotic touch of pepper to go with the pear skin fruit flavors and the weighty structure.
So elegant, soft, ripe and generous. The initial take is that it is open in character. Then the more taut, nervy, apple skin and toast flavors come into the balance to give a wine with considerable aging potential.
A beautifully proportioned wine, which is full of ethereal flowery aromas, crisp, fresh fruit and just a touch of toast. It is so delicious to drink now that it is easy to forget it could age well over 7 years or more.