Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Tete du Clos" 2008, Vincent Dancer
I tend to find Chassagne has a fiery edge, an almost Rhone-like constitution. This Chassagne from Dancer confirms to type. Aged in 30% new oak, this chardonnay from the southern tip of the Cote de Beaune renifles oranges, watermelon, crystallisedd pink grapefruit from Fortnum & Mason. I'm telling you this wine is hot and potent like an angry Shetland pony on a Sardinian beach. There's real kick on this mare. Satsuma zest, pith and flesh finishing on baked apricot. Much more fowrard than the Meursault "Corbins" 2008 tasted at the same time. Lobster anyone? Tasted at the annual Justerini & Brooks tasting in London.