Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot, Marquis de Laguiche
Maison Joseph Drouhin look after 2.26 hectares of Morgeot vines and just as with the tremendously successful Beaune Blanc 1er Cru Clos des Mouches 2016, the large plot is possibly the key to the success of this Chassagne compared to many of the too-green white wines from other Chassagne, Puligny and Meursault producers. The nose opens on melon, satsuma, papaya. Ripe and fresh fruit, juste comme il faut. Very engaging. This is one of the rare 2016 white Burgundies which is unctuous on the palate, consistent fruit flavours of melon and pear. The trademark elevated minerality of 2016 is very much presented but in this wine is balanced by the pleasing fruit weight. Scores 82-88/100. Represented by Justerini & Brooks in the UK, this wine costs £730 for a case of 12 bottles in bond which is £75.60 per bottle retail.