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2016 Joseph Drouhin (Marquis de Laguiche) - Montrachet

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET
abv 13.5%
  • 94 WA
  • 18 JR
  • 99 JS
  • Variety
    Chardonnay
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SKU: 54733-2016-750-1B
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (production here was less than 50% of a normal crop but Drouhin benefited by being on the Puligny side of this grand cru as the Montrachet vines in Chassagne were decimated by frost): Pale bright yellow. Aromas of ripe apricot, pear, smoke and iodine along with a trace of apple from a lot that finished its malo late. (Drouhin began with three cuvAces, one picked very early, one in the middle of the harvest and one later on.) Thick, sweet and voluptuous in the mouth, but with its intense stone fruit flavors nicely framed by integrated acidity. Almost creamy in texture and harmonious from the start. Finishes with firm, dusty tannins and terrific palate-staining length. This really saturates the mouth and leaves the taste buds quivering.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Richer and riper than the Corton-Charlemagne Proprietes, almost a little oily. Powerful and sweetly fruited with ripe citrus and some spice. Deep and incredibly long and an almost savoury complexity on the finish though the fruit purity ' citrus and pear ' comes back on the long finish. Stunning. Endless. (JH)
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The 2016 Montrachet Grand Cru (Marquis de Laguiche) felt very closed and taciturn on the nose when I tasted it, despite rigorous coaxing. The palate is well balanced with a lightly honeyed, spicy opening, more saline than the Corton-Charlemagne with a long aftertaste carried by a tang of ginger that leaves the mouth tingling. It will deserve 5 or 6 years in bottle, but it will be worth the wait.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 99

    The complexity and sheer magnitude of Montrachet is on full show here. A powerful expression of the largest holdings in the Puligny side of the vineyard. Grilled hazelnuts, grilled peaches, grapefruit and lemon citrus, as well as a layer of spiced nougat-like aromas. There's a very long, concentrated and dense palate that starts out cloaked in flavors of rich peaches and glossy fruits. The flavors then peel away in layers as it sits on the palate, revealing a very focused, refined and essence-like citrus core with tremendous elegance and intensity. Drink or hold through the next decade. Or even longer if you desire.
    Author: James Suckling
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 11 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors