2019 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers 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.
Once again there is enough sulfur to overshadow the underlying fruit that clearly seems ripe. There is very good density to the delicious and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that flash focused power on the bone-dry finish that is shaped by lemon-tinged acidity. There is a hint of warmth but it's sufficiently subtle to materially impair the balance. Drink 2026+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Old vines, a few from the 1930s and the rest 1960s. Glowing pale lemon and lime. The nose is quite reticent with a touch of reduction. There’s good depth here, with an agreeable energy though lighter acid. The flesh starts to build at the back of the palate.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy