Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne Boudriotte 1er Cru
|Bottle sizes:||750 ML|
|Vineyard:||From Boudriotte vines planted between 1945 to 1987.|
|Soil:||Shallow, well draining soil with many small rocks.|
|Vinification:||Traditional fermentation in barrel|
|Aging:||12 months in barrel (appx. 30% new)|
A ripe but fresh and cool nose displays the pure essence of pear, apple, and lavender. There is excellent concentration to the focused and powerful medium weight flavors that coat the palate with sap on the firm and textured finish that coats the palate with extract. Once again, this is not an elegant wine but it is well-balanced and built-to-reward mid-term cellaring.
Pale, bright yellow. Very ripe aromas of peach, pear, menthol and wet stone, plus a note of spicy oak. Nicely concentrated and supple, with harmonious acidity framing the yellow fruit and spice flavors. In the ripe, mouthfilling style of the vintage, this premier cru has loosened up a bit since I tried it from barrel in early June of 2016 and should provide relatively early accessibility. (90-92) WA - The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Boudriotte has a subtle bouquet with touches of orange rind and fine pine, yellow plum developing with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a waxy texture, nicely weighted in the mouth with a lightly spice finish that just needs a little more nervosité to come through. Not quite the spellbinding wine like the 2014, however, it will offer plenty of drinking pleasure