Joseph Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche 2017 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
92-94 WA / 92 VM / 17.5 JR / 91-93 BH Sweet Spot – Outstanding
The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche wafts from the glass with a lovely bouquet of pretty orchard fruit, pastry cream, dried white flowers, honeycomb and a nutty framing of new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure and satiny, with good depth and concentration at the core, tangy balancing acids and a beautifully defined finish. This is dependably among the finest whites in the Drouhin cellar, and this year's rendition is no exception. William Kelley – The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeots 1er Cru (Marquis de Laguiche) displays a light reduction on the nose, touches of clear honey, jasmine and lemon thyme developing with aeration. The pretty palate of white peach and passion fruit notes is a little sweeter and more candied than Olivier Leflaive's Abbaye de Morgeot tasted in the same flight, but maintains a fine bead of acidity with good salinity through to the finish. Very pretty and more-ish. Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting in Savigny-lès-Beaune.
Drouhin have made wine from this parcel of vines since 1947 and it is one of their most consistent, according to Véronique Drouhin. Picked 5–9 September. Cask sample.
Scented with delicate citrus and a mealy, cedary oak note, subtle but definite. That clementine aroma I usually associate with Meursault. Real richness and depth here, generous creamy texture but an arrow of freshness, intense, and citrus purity through the core. Fabulous balance and length. (JH) – Jancisrobinson.com
Note: from Le Grand Clos and Vignes Blanches
Tasting note: A pungent nose is composed of petrol, wood and a touch of unabsorbed sulfur that shouldn't last. Otherwise the exceptionally rich, enveloping and powerful medium weight plus flavors abound with sappy dry extract that coats the palate and buffers the moderately firm acid spine shaping the delicious, dry and focused finale. This isn't an elegant wine but the complexity is impressive and in any event, refinement isn't why one buys Morgeot. Sweet Spot – Outstanding – Allen Meadows