2019 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Champs Gains Premier Cru
Caroline Morey comes from a long line of vignerons based in the Cotes de Beaune and is also married to Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. In 2014 Caroline took her share of some family vineyards from her father Jean-Marc and created her own domaine based in Chassagne-Montrachet, working out of brand new cellars built for Caroline and her husband.
For her first vintage in 2014 she had small holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet for both red and white together with small holdings in Santenay and Hautes Cotes de Beaune totaling just 2.4 hectares. With more vineyards added both from family and acquisitions in the last few years, the total is now 7 hectares in total for Caroline with roughly half for red and half for whites.
A deft application of wood sets off the ripe and appealingly spicy nose that displays mostly white peach and hints of orange peel. The sleek, delicious and well-detailed middle weight flavors are caressing but punchy on the very dry and youthfully austere finale. This should benefit from a few years of keeping to unwind and ultimately reward 6 to 10 years. Drink 2026+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
The wine has fallen clear so the weight of fruit and alcohol shows more. This is very substantial, almost too fleshy, though happily with the usual good acidity. Younger vines may have suffered a bit more.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy