Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chardonnay
Vineyard: Planted in 1956, the 1er Cru of Morgeot is on a gradual slope. History dates back to the French Revolution when the Abbey of Morgeot was ruined. The estate of the Laquiche family was spared and remains today.
Soil: Shallow, well draining, pebbly soils
Viticulture: lutte raisonnee
Vinification: Traditional fermentation in barrel
Aging: 12 months in barrel, 30% new
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: (90-92)
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeots has a lovely licorice-tinged bouquet that displays impressive intensity and vigor. The palate is honeyed on the entry with touches of orange zest and dried pineapple, quite harmonious with a vibrant spicy finish that lingers longer in the mouth than its peers. I like the vim and vigor of this premature Chassagne - it bodes well for the future.
Publication: Burghound
Rating: 90
Smoky aromas of pear, apple and white flower nuances lead to succulent, round and solidly concentrated and powerful flavors that terminate in a lingering finish where a hint of bitter lemon appears. Like the Chenevottes, this is not refined but it is delicious and inviting.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: (87-90)
Bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow stone fruits, pineapple, hay and flowers. Supple and rich but with its rather exotic mirabelle and honey flavors cut by harmonious acidity. In a very ripe style.