This wine is the Chardonnay grape dressed in glittering gold! It boasts firm coloration with green highlights. Aromas of mayflower, acacia, and honeysuckle blend with verbena and hazelnut and in some cases toast or fresh butter. This wine boasts a profound minerality (flint). Age brings in notes of honey or ripe pear. Rounded and often opulent, its attack is instantaneous. On the palate, fleshiness is matched by mellowness, and both are equally persistent. Its opulence and power make it an ideal partner for delicate fine white meats such as poultry or veal in sauce. Fish, either in well-spiced couscous or in Asian dishes such as curries or stir-fries are also well-suited. Salmon, in itself highly aromatic, harmonizes particularly well. The Premiers Crus will readily complement crawfish, lobster, or even foie gras. -Winemaker’s Notes
Wine Advocate (WA)
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers has more precision and mineral tension than the Chassagne les Chenevottes this year. The palate is taut with citrus fruit and honeydew lemon, a little terse on the finish, but showing reasonable energy at this early stage. I would just like to see more substance develop by the time of bottling. – Neal Martin – 28-12-2016
Once again strong notes of petrol are the predominant aromas on the straw, resin and white orchard fruit-suffused nose. The slightly more energetic medium-bodied flavors possess a lovely sense of underlying tension before terminating in a citrus, dry and focused finale. Good stuff here.
-Allen Meadows (06/11/2017)