Domaine Blain-Gagnard Morgeot Premier Cru Chassagne-Montrachet 1996

This Chassagne-Montrachet from the premier cru vineyard of Morgeot initially had some quite overpowering aromatics of sulphides and gunflint, but fortunately for those less enamoured with such characters such as me, this blew off with time in the glass.  It in fact reminded a little of the new super premium, and sealed by screwcap, Yarra Valley chardonnay styles we are seeing from Oakridge or even a Giaconda.  On the palate, amazingly for a wine some 18 years old, it is fresh and vibrant, with notes of lemon and peach and long length on the finish.  Mistakable for a much younger wine (well, at least by me), it is drinking superbly now and this Chassagne should last for at least another 5-8 years.

Rating: Very Good, Abv: 13%, Price: n/a, Vendors:, Website: n/a, Tasted: 2014





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