The 2015 Chassagne “Morgeot” from the Laguiche holdings is an absolutely stunning wine, with more cut, grip and backend sizzle than most of the other premier crus in the Drouhin stables this year. The gorgeous bouquet soars from the glass in a vibrant blend of apple, pear, a touch of fresh almond, lemon blossoms, chalky soil tones, hint of the crème patissière to come and a deft base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and zesty, with an excellent core, great focus and grip and lovely backend energy on the long and laser-like finish. Great juice!
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.