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And the whites?

From Chassagne-Montrachet With Love

This year we mainly tasted the red wines of the Côte de Nuits. Due to a lack of time and the not so successful Cardonnay 1998 we refused to make dates with the Chardonnay-wizards of the Côte de Beaune. But to get at least a little impression of the vintage, we visited both wine-stores in ChassagneMontrachet where you can taste the wines of the local wine-makers and vinters. Tourism has increased during the last years and beside the traditional store, another one appeared with a huge parking lot in front seeming to satisfy the American tourists rushing through - since this year some money for tasting is demanded. Mainly becaus of the popularity of Chardonnay on the American market prices went up during the last years. Like the 97s the 98s also have very low acidity which makes them a bit plane and quicker consumable. According to our opinion the 97 is the better on of both vintages.


Degustated in the new wine store

Anglada-Deleger - Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanchot Dessus 1998
Shining gold. Fragrance of roses, stone-pine, mineral flint-stone. In the taste oakwood, sweet, but little acidity flintstone. Leaves long warmtn behind, spicy on the tongue. (180 FF).

Jean Pillot et Fils - Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Macherelles 1998
White-yellow. Cautious fragrance, apricot, mineral , sweet acacia. In the taste wood, sweet, flint stone, mineral, little acidity. A bit pale. (160 FF).

Marc Colin - Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Montceau 1998
Pale yellow. Intense scent of flint-stone, SO2. Within the taste Epsom salts, a bit hot, mild acidity, iron. A bit short on the palate. Rather intense, but difficult to judge.

Degustated in the old wine-store

Marc Morey - Bourgogne Chardonnay 1997
Pale yellow. Spicy fragrance, some straw, liquorice. Tasteable notes of wood, pepper on the tip of the tongue, acidity rather good, long aftertaste. Typical Marc Morey - a recommendable vinter and wine-maker! (55 FF).

Marc Colin - Saint Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière 1998
Palish yellow. Aromas of applejam, mineral like. In the mouth smooth, slightly hot and apple like acidity, slight sweetness. (93 FF).

Marc Morey - Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 1997
Light yellow. Spices. Whiffs of cornfield, a bit reserved. In the mouth intense, excellent wood, very fine, apple-like acidity, mineral, slight flint-stone, spices, rye. Good wine. (178 FF).

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