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Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 2020

A$220.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Burgundy, France
Rating
88 points

Vintages

2020

Description

This is one of the finest white Burgundy estates, where the wine-making involves minimal interventions. It is run by Jean-Marc Blain and his wife Claudine, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange. The family owns some of the village’s greatest hillsides. New oak barrels are never used to excess, being subtly spread amongst the different cuvées, so that spicy oakiness is never perceptible here. Blain is also prudent with stirring-up of the lees (known as bâtonnage) which, if used to excess, may result in heavy wines which taste mealy. Here, on the contrary, the finished wines have great purity of fruit, with balanced acidity and long, clean flavours which clearly evoke the wines’ precise origins.

The white wines of Chassagne-Montrachet can resemble those of its neighbour, Puligny. Both are tense with acidity although Chassagne can sometimes be a little softer and broader. Both show crisp apple and citrus flavours, but some Chassagne’s surprise with an unexpected red fruit note.

Rating

Score
88 points
Reviewer
Burghound
Review

A subtle note of petrol can be found on the super-fresh aromas of mostly white orchard fruit and resin. There is fine density and plenty of punch to the delicious middle-weight flavours that are supported by a moderately firm grapefruit-tinged acid spine on the moderately rustic finale.

Specifications

Serving Temp.
10-12 °C
Cellar until
2026

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