2014 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot-Marquis de Laguiche" (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche was picked between September 16 and 19, and is whole cluster fruit, spending 14 months in oak barrels. It has a very seductive bouquet with a hint of licorice in the background, detailed and gaining intensity in the glass. The palate is very well defined, harmonious on the entry with bitter lemon and orange zest. There is compelling energy here -- this Chassagne just flows across the mouth and the finish is so vivid. By far and away, this is the best Chassagne-Morgeot that I have tasted from Marquis de Laguiche/Drouhin. (NM)
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A completely different aromatic profile is present here with its smoky array of earth, resin and various white orchard fruit scents. On the palate it's immediately clear that this is a big wine with impressive mid-palate concentration and overt power that continues onto the mouth coating and balanced finish that is very solidly structured. This won't win any awards for elegance but it absolutely avoids the heaviness that Morgeot can often display. Moderate patience required.
Aromas of orange peel, almond flower and wild herbs; showing more spicy oak influence than the Embrazées. An elegant, fine-grained style, with lime and soft citrus flavors firmed and lifted by spices on the dry finish. This vibrant, rather palate-staining wine needs time to absorb its oak element. (ST)
14 months in oak. Interesting, definite appley aroma here, along with creamy oak overlay, some spice and minerality. Quince fruit. Much better concentration than on the Puligny Folatières but still elegant. Dry, tight and mouth-watering. (JH)