Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Ruchottes

2016 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Ruchottes Jean Claude Ramonet

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    Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Ruchottes
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Allen Meadows - Score: 92 (43617)

Smoke-tinged aromas are comprised mostly by white-fleshed fruit, citrus rind and pretty floral elements that are trimmed in just a touch of oak toast. The rich, concentrated and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors brim with sappy dry extract that also buffers the succulent, even opulent finish where the citrus-suffused acidity maintains the near-perfect balance save for a subtle trace of warmth. Interestingly, given the superb aging potential this wine typically possesses, this is really quite forward though as I mentioned the balance is so good that this should evolve effortlessly. I should further note that at present the depth isn't particularly impressive though more is almost certainly on the way.

Vinous - Score: 92+ (43344)

Pale, bright yellow-green. Aromas of lemon, lime, fresh apple and crushed rock. A step up in generosity of texture--and perhaps concentration as well--from the Caillerets, with its citrus and stone flavors complicated by an element of wild herbs. Broad and dense but uncompromisingly dry, this youthfully unevolved wine finishes with a faint edge of grapefruit skin bitterness.