9/02. Bought in London, Aug-01 for $50.
I brought this 1er Cru Chassagne-Montrachet to lunch at Mul-Yam, my favorite Tel-Aviv seafood restaurant.
I have not yet tasted a bottle from Verget - the white-Burgundy specialist/negociant/winemaker - that was less than superb.
COLOR: Medium-deep gold with a tinge of green.
NOSE: Deep, concentrated nose of white fruit, wild flowers, roasted almonds and noticeable but not overly dominant oak backdrop.
TASTE: Extremely satisfying on the palate, with that fattish buttery quality that characterizes Chassagne top wines. Still young and vibrant but showing excellent restraint fruit and layers of flavors befitting a top Premiere Cru. Measured acidity adds to the complexity of this round and opulent wine.
LENGTH: Medium-long and satisfying aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied thick-textured dry wine that is well endowed both depth-wise and breadth-wise. Enough so to support the oak in a perfectly balanced manner. Still young but extremely enjoyable now. Many years of pleasure in store.
OVERALL: Superb. Verget's top winemaking signature is apparent here, though not to the extent of obliterating the terroir.
|MARK: 18.5/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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