Comment: "sweet spot"A subtly exotic and notably spicy ripe orchard fruit nose that is nuanced by hints of acacia blossom while leading to naturally, full and extract-rich medium-bodied flavors that possess outstanding depth and if the flavor profile is slightly less minerally than that of the Caillerets, there is actually more length here on the palate staining and beautifully balanced finish. A knockout.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.