2018 1er Cru Embazees Joseph Drouhin

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Chassagne Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Embazees

Complex aromas of dried apples, apricots, basil and matchstick. Full-bodied with layers of fruit and a fascinating combination of ripe fruit, smoke and lemon grass. Long and very flavorful. Drink or hold. Rating: 94 James Suckling, (Nov 2020)

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The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Embazees 1er Cru has a gentle, lilting bouquet with scents of white peach, apricot and citrus, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is lively thanks to a welcome seam of sour lemon that drives this Chassagne along, and offers wonderful salinity toward the finish. Excellent. Drinking range: 2021 - 2034 Rating: 91 Neal Martin, (Jan 2020)

Cask sample. A hint of spice but mostly fresh grapefruit and lemon. On the palate, this is the first white (among the 2018 Drouhins) with a real acid line that carries you through. Not much malo here? The acidity slightly disjointed at the moment but should come round to become a longer-lived and complex wine. All in embryo but has impressive intensity. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 17 Julia Harding MW, (Dec 2019)

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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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