Joseph Drouhin - Chassagne-Montrachet - "Marquis de Laguiche" - Morgeot - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
Joseph Drouhin - Chassagne-Montrachet - "Marquis de Laguiche" - Morgeot - 1er Cru - 2019 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Joseph Drouhin - Chassagne-Montrachet - "Marquis de Laguiche" - Morgeot - 1er Cru

94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
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Always a highlight in the Drouhin portfolio, the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche is showing brilliantly in bottle. Unwinding in the glass with notes of crisp Anjou pear, citrus zest, blanched almonds, pastry cream and freshly baked bread, it's medium to full-bodied, deep, and concentrated, with racy acids and a long, chalky finish. This is one of the most intense, tightly wound renditions of this cuvée in recent years.
The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche is showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with aromas of golden orchard fruit, peach, confit citrus, honeycomb, and toast. Medium to full-bodied, sumptuous, and textural, it's satiny and enveloping, with a fleshy core underpinned by succulent acids, concluding with a nicely defined finish despite its gourmand, elegantly sun-kissed profile.
The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche is showing brilliantly from bottle, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of orange oil, nutmeg, Anjou pear, white peach, honeycomb, and wheat toast. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny, and succulent, with an elegantly textural attack, fine concentration at the core and racy underpinning acids. Harmonious and complete, this is routinely one of Drouhin's finest white wines.
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche performed brilliantly, revealing a lovely bouquet of white flowers, ripe pear, and hazelnut cream. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, glossy, and textural, with considerable concentration and chewy extract underpinned by bright, tangy acids that lend excellent delineation to the long, pure finish. It's a terrific Morgeot that would embarrass many grands crus in this vintage.
Drouhin's 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche has a crisp, vivacious bouquet with scents of Golden Delicious, white peach and subtle mineral scents. The palate is fresh and crisp on the entry, quite compact at this youthful stage with a waxy-textured, quite pithy finish that at least retains commendable definition. Very fine and it improved with aeration.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Chassagne-Montrachet
Producer:
Joseph Drouhin
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Premier Cru
ABV:
14%

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Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in...
Founded in Beaune in 1880, Maison Joseph Drouhin's cellars have spread from the historical Cellars of the Dukes of Burgundy and the Kings of France in Beaune (12th-18th centuries) to the Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill in Chablis.

The Joseph Drouhin Domaine was assembled parcel by parcel over the years and comprises today 73 hectares (182.5 acres) of vineyards in Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise and Chablis. It is one of the most important domains in Burgundy, with more than two thirds of the vineyards classified as Premier and Grand Crus.

With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs in all their authenticity and subtle variations.
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The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Chassagne-Montrachet

Chassagne-Montrachet

Chassagne-Montrachet is a small wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in this area dates back to the Roman times, and the...

Chassagne-Montrachet is a small wine appellation located in the Burgundy region of France. The history of winemaking in this area dates back to the Roman times, and the appellation has been producing some of the finest white wines in the world for centuries.

The style of production in Chassagne-Montrachet is heavily influenced by the unique terroir of the region. The vineyards are situated on steep slopes with a mix of limestone and clay soils, which provide excellent drainage and mineral-rich soil for the vines. The climate is also ideal for winemaking, with warm summers and cool winters that allow the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors.

The primary grape variety grown in Chassagne-Montrachet is Chardonnay, which is used to produce some of the most sought-after white wines in the world. The grapes are hand-harvested and carefully sorted to ensure only the highest quality fruit is used in the winemaking process. The wines are typically aged in oak barrels for several months, which adds complexity and depth to the final product.

The typical wines produced in Chassagne-Montrachet are rich and full-bodied with a complex bouquet of aromas and flavors. The nose is often dominated by notes of citrus, honey, and vanilla, while the palate is characterized by a creamy texture and a long, lingering finish. The wines are known for their ability to age gracefully, with some of the best vintages lasting for decades.

Overall, Chassagne-Montrachet is a must-visit destination for any wine lover. The appellation's rich history, unique terroir, and commitment to quality winemaking have made it one of the most respected wine regions in the world. Whether you're a seasoned wine connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of wine, a bottle of Chassagne-Montrachet is sure to impress.

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