Joseph Drouhin Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche 2010
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|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
The vineyards of the Marquis de Laguiche date back to before the French Revolution, and Drouhin is fully responsible for producing the wines since the 1940s. This ripe, opulent selection lives up to its illustrious pedigree. It is full bodied, and it offers vibrant acidity and minerality. It's a wine for aging over eight years and many more.
The terrific 2010 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche is beautifully balanced from start to finish. It comes across as more reserved than the Folatieres, with enough acidity and overall structure to frame the fruit. As always, this is a big, broad-shouldered white that needs time in bottle to settle down. Veins of brisk, saline minerality frame the finish. This is all finesse and class. Incidentally, a recent bottle of the 2002 was fabulous. Anticipated maturity: 2014+.
International Wine Cellar
Highly nuanced nose combines fresh peach, pear, brown spices, curry powder and white flowers. Rich, thick and dense; fruitier than the Clos des Mouches but complicated by salty minerality. Really dusts the palate on the tactile, solid, subtly sweet back end. Boasts near-grand cru texture. 92-94