Chassagne-Montrachet 2004, Bernard Moreau

Tasted on Sunday July 1st at Garsington Opera near Oxford. This Chassagne had a light yellow, fresh and reflective colour. From the outset the aromas were quite open on notes of lemon, Cox's apple, white peach and oak. The aromas evolved with the same fruit-driven focus but became richer over the next 15 minutes. On the palate this wine has perfect balance of acidity, fruit and alcohol with a delightful minerality and pleasantly long finish. Since this is only a villages appellation there is not a great deal of complexity or weight but that doesn't detract from what is an excellent Chassagne from Bernard Moreau. The acidity will permit this wine to evolve over 3 more years.

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