Domaine Marc Morey 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers

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"Peach, apple, honey and herb flavors mark this ripe white, showing a garnish of sweet spice. Balanced and easygoing, with a finish tied up neatly with a flourish of citrusy acidity. Drink now through 2023." Wine Spectator 92 Points

"The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers is more expressive than the Chenevottes, a mixture of citrus fruit and waxy aromas, a hint of white chocolate underneath. The palate is fresh on the entry, more taut and linear than the Chenevottes, gently building to a spicy-tinged finish that feels controlled but correct. It does not want to do anything spectacular but that makes this all the better. This comes recommended. Drink 2018 - 2027

Sabine Morey was there to greet me at her winery just by the church in Chassagne as usual. She told me that they picked between 2-8 September and did not want a long élevage. So whereas others such as Baptiste and Benoît Bachelet down in Gamay anticipated bottling not until the following harvest, around half of Sabine’s 2015s had already been bottled. The duration of barrel maturation is a topic that seemed to be split between growers. “There is less terroir expression than classic vintages,” Sabine opined, “so I didn't want to harvest too late. The acidity was a good surprise.” I agree with Sabine, that these are generally earlier-drinking wines than the 2014 and despite the warmth of the growing season, acidity levels are satisfactory. Perhaps in some places I felt that the wines came across as a little smudged, but generally they are well made and deliver freshness on the palate. Part of me thinks that maybe Sabine could have just waited a little longer before bottling because I did find the barrel samples offered more complexity and nerve than the earlier bottled wines, even taking into consideration that they are village and “lesser” premier crus." Robert Parker 90-92 Points

 



Collections: France, French - Burgundy, Wine

Type: WINE


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