2011 Maison Marchand-Tawse, Chassagne-Montrachet, Abbaye de Morgeot, Premier Cru White Burgundy, France.
Absolutely gorgeous the Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Abbaye de Morgeot is crystal clear, pure and decadent, Pascal Marchand has the magic touch, especially with this beautiful white. Tiny lots from the best terrors is what this domaine is all about, usually only 2 or three barrels of each Cru are produced, crafted from mostly all organic and biodynamic old vines, great care and gentile winemaking all add up to near perfection and detail, these are amazing wines. The 2011 vintage Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot is a mineral intense Chardonnay with a rich leesy feel and wonderful definition showing white flowers, smoke, brioche and golden fig on the nose leading to a rapturous palate of steely lemon, white peach, apple and pear fruits with wet stones, baking spice, hazelnuts and a hint of bitter almond. With air the wine expands, but still feels structured with lifting acidity, a hint of creme fraise and a lengthy finish. Everything is vibrant and elegantly presented, making for a very memorable Burgundy experience, this a stunning expression of Chassagne at it’s best, drink from 2014 to 2022.
($85 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive
avail at www.sfwtc.com ($79)