Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2007, Bernard Morey

Two years ago I turned up at Bernard Moreau's for a tasting with a few friends only to discover that I had booked a tasting with Bernard Morey. This is an impressive domaine in Chassagne and we included this 1er Cru in a blind-tasting. I'm afraid that it faired badly compared with the five other Chassagnes. The first nose belts out oak with even a hint of kerosene. The oak aromas continue -- almost like a green oak without any ageing. This aggressive oak aroma obscures everything else and induces a headache. The theme continues on the palate: oak-dominated. Lemon, heavy, spicy finish. Nobody liked this wine but it wasn't corked. My advice: much less new oak!


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