This is youthfully restrained for now with exotic essence of lemon, lime and grapefruit. The intensity and purity of the aromas is really captivating. Strong, flinty minerals and stones, too. The palate has a very plush, richly textural and expansive feel with extremely powerful tension between exceptionally concentrated citrus fruit and extremely intense acidity. Wow! Try from 2022. Drinking range: 2022 - Rating: 98-98 Nick Stock, www.jamessuckling.com(Feb 2019)
75cl bottles (wood case of 6)
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Picked between the 5th of September and the 8th. Long and powerful mineral drive. Good and clean - but sleek too. A green-edged citrus fruit is the icing on richer, weightier stone-fruit lurking a bit below the radar for now. Really good feel of nice matter and density. This is long and clean for now but there will be more, for sure. That supple weight will broaden and fill out with time. One to watch, this is fine and intense. Just 30% New Oak. L&S(Nov 2018)
The 2017 Montrachet Grand Cru, farmed on behalf of the Laguiche family since 1947, was picked September 5–8 in three different passes through three parcels. It is matured in a modest 30% new oak. It has a very crisp bouquet of crushed wet limestone, Granny Smith apples, shaved almond and light orange pith notes. The lightly spiced palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and some lime and clementine notes. It is very persistent in the mouth, showing impressive depth and tension toward the citric finish. Drinking range: 2022 - 2045 Rating: 94-95 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Jan 2019)
Smells tighter and a little more dusty than the Corton-Charlemagne. Richer fruit flavour on the palate compared with the Marquis de Laguiche Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot, citrus veering to apricot. Creamy, deep, powerful and endlessly long. Drinking range: 2024 - 2037 Rating: 19 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2018)
Cloudy appearance. Aromas of nectarine, lemon, lime, white flowers, chalk and iodine convey atypical early sex appeal for Montrachet. Thick, chewy and voluminous but not a bit coarse. Less powerful and austere than the Corton-Charlemagne but with a real Roto-Rooter of a finish that saturates and cleanses the palate. A distinctly refined wine with serious opulence allied to lovely salinity and lift--and massive in the context of this cellar. This very chewy, harmonious Montrachet shows great potential. Rating: 92-95 Stephen Tanzer, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2018)
Joseph Drouhin: Full Wine List and Profile
Despite the size of their vineyard holding, not all Drouhin's wines come from their own domaine, but most of the other wines do come from long-term contracts, such as exists with the Marquis de Laguiche wines. In all but name these wines are 'Domaine' wines, and the vineyards are cared for and the wines vinified with exactly the same care.
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