Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2011, Jean-Noel Gagnard

Reflecting the limestone soil implied by the vineyard name, this Chassagne "Les Caillerets" is still tight on the nose not offering much more than a soupçon of what may come in the future. Yet this is significant promise on the palate in the form of an elegant structure, good concentration, a serious purpose. Not quite a philosopher but a minor intellectual at least. Good fin de bouche and promises complexity. Impressive. Needs another 3 years to spread its wings. Tasted courtesy of the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy tasting this Chassagne 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2011 scores 21-25 / 30 for a Chassagne premier cru. The photo, taken in April 2009, captures the different gradients of the Chassagne vineyards on the Côte.


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