Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Macherelles" 2008, Guy Amiot
Tasted at Le Montrachet, the restaurant in Puligny which is aspiring to achieve a Michelin star. We selected this Chassagne to accompany foie gras d'oie and tourteau (crabe) and it was a perfect match. Why? Guy Amiot makes Chassagne in a punchy, fruit-driven, peach-heavy style. Round, already open on the nose and frothing with peach, apricot and ripe orange aromas. Good balance and freshness on the finish. Continues the distinct style of Guy Amiot. Worth comparing with the tasting notes for a Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly" 2004, Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Chaumes" 2004, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Clos Saint Jean" 2004.