Chassagne-Montrachet 2008, Bernard Moreau
One of the strange things about wine tasting is that good wines can taste tremendously well 3 months after they have been bottled and this can last for a year. Then when they hit years 3 and 4 after harvest they clam up. So it was welcome news when the sommelier at Le Montrachet in Puligny recommended the Chassagne blanc 2008 from Bernard Moreau as a spritely wine to go with a mackerel ravioli with fennel coulis and a fascinating plaice roule aux fines herbes. Beautiful lemon aromas, mixed in with satsuma and white peach, followed by an intense ripe melange of citrus flavours that amplified our ability to taste the refined dishes on offer. Good depth and length. Further confirmation that 2008 chardonnays will have a lot to offer the discerning taster. Photo shows Chassagne approached from Puligny.