Chassagne-Montrachet Bernard Moreau, Burgundy, France 2015

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Chassagne-Montrachet Bernard Moreau, Burgundy, France 2015

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Domaine Bernard Moreau is on everyone’s lips right now. Since brothers, Alex and Benoit Moreau, took over the reins in the mid-1990s, the dynamic duo have put all their enthusiasm, experience and expertise towards bringing the family domaine to the peak of its potential – Benoit in the vineyard and Alex in the winery. It has been a gradual evolution, but it seems as if everything has come together in the last couple of years and what once was a solid domaine making commendable wines is now the name that everyone wants to be associated with. 

Just as it did in the 2014 vintage, Moreau’s Chassagne-Montrachet 2015 outperformed countless other wines with loftier price tags. The beauty of tasting hundreds of 2015s side-by-side, as we did at the en primeur tastings, is that it allows the tall poppies to stand out and this ‘village’ white was taller than all of its peers. That’s a testament to the winemaking talent here and if you want the very best that white Burgundy can offer without paying Premier Cru prices, then look no further. 

Tasting Note: Fantastic! This has a bright, super-concentrated nose that engages the senses with swathes of succulent, white-fleshed fruits, grapefruit, baked apple, white flowers and a hint of grilled sourdough bread. Here it leads you to a succulent core of ripe yellow citrus fruits and zippy grapefruit with a hint of spice coming through. The crackling minerality and tingling fruit-coated acidity penetrates the weight of fruit, bringing everything to life; this just dances. With masses of harnessed energy, rich concentrated fruit, yet also great finesse and the wonderful tension weaving its way through the wine, this is what you want from a top Chassagne-Montrachet. It has the stuffing to age beautifully for years to come, but it is delicious even now. 13.5% alc. Drink 2017-2024. 

Press reviews:

Jancis Robinson MW: “Very exciting and dramatic. Better - and cheaper - than the Puligny!” - 17 points

Decanter:
“Intense, racy and texturally refined.” 

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