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2020 Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets

BurgundyWhiteHighly RecommendInternationalNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 210.00 AUD

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Cailleret is one of Chassagne-Montrachet's leading Premier Cru vineyards located on the midslope of the Côte d'Or hillside, just to the south of Chassagne-Montrachet village, and is planted entirely to Chardonnay.

Region - Burgundy

Type - White

Year - 2020

Winery - Burgundy

Grape - Chardonnay

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Rich with pristine fruit, powerfully mineral and as elegant as it gets, this is an absolute knockout! Aromas and flavours of yellow apples, white peach and with firm acidity and layered minerality. Aging in 30% new Burgundian oak lends notes of vanilla and toast.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Oak, Spices, Toastiness, Vanilla

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

A more elegant if vaguely exotic nose features notes of white peach, spice and lemon confit. The rich and relatively full-bodied flavors display good muscle and power on the stony, chalky and sneaky long finish. Note that this lovely effort is sufficiently tightly wound to require at least 5 years of keeping and should reward up to a decade of it. Drink from 2028+.

Allen Meadows - Burghound

The Grape

Chardonnay

One of the most planted, versatile and popular white varieties in the world. As a stand alone grape, Chardonnay is not the most interesting, nor complex varietal out there...but in the hands of a great winemaker it can be turned into one of the world's greatest pleasures! From the best bubbles of Champagne, to the lean, unoaked and mineral expressions of Chablis and the opulent, oaked and complex whites of Burgundy, Chardonnay is responsible for making some of the greatest expressions of white wine on the planet.

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