The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet Village, which comes from six parcels around the appellation, was taciturn on the nose, reserved and refusing to come out to play from barrel. The palate is tightly wound, very saline and inward looking at the moment, though there is fine tension and a touch of spiciness towards the finish. Afford this at least two years in bottle.
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.