Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint Jean Rouge 1er Cru 2020


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Burgundy, France
90 points


Just as he did for the last year, the shy and modest Jean-Marc Blain offered a mixed view of the 2020 vintage, observing that "it gave us excellent quality but unfortunately, quantities were lower than usual, even if it was a bit better than what we obtained in 2019. While it was variable, I would put our overall volume at about 75% of a normal crop with the reds coming in much lower than the whites. We picked from the 21st of August and brought in exceptionally clean fruit with very good sugar levels as the chardonnay was right at 13% and the reds a bit higher. We chose to do a very soft vinification for the reds, which given how thick the skins were was probably the right choice. As to the wines, I really like them and particularly how clearly the underlying terroirs express themselves." Blain noted that the in-bottle reds were put there between December 2021 and February 2022 without fining or filtration. Lastly, fans of the domaine should note that there is no longer a Morgeot rouge as the parcel was gifted to Blain's son Marc-Antoine. Blain further remarked that more and more of the domaine will progressively pass to his son.


90 points

Hints of menthol and violet sit atop an otherwise similar nose. There is by contrast a more elegant mouthfeel to the rich and appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors that are at once caressing but punchy, all wrapped in a suave, delicious and already complex finale. This should be approachable young if that's your preference.


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Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint Jean Rouge 1er Cru 2020

Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Clos Saint Jean Rouge 1er Cru 2020

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