2014 Domaine Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Champs Gain"

SKU #1281631 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1Er Cru les Champs Gain has a little more precision on the nose compared to the Chevevottes, with a hint of star anise in the background and lending a touch of exoticism. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry with lemon zest and orange zest notes, a fine line of acidity and a gentle build towards a satisfying and harmonious finish. (NM)  (12/2015)

91 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 *Outstanding* This is sufficiently reduced to require a thorough aeration if you're going to try a bottle young. Otherwise there is excellent vibrancy and detail to the delicious middle weight flavors that display unusually good cut for the appellation, all wrapped in a tension-filled and persistent finish. This pretty effort should benefit from a few years of bottle age to better develop the overall depth. *Outstanding*  (6/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Lots of mineral stuff on the nose. Then rich fruit on the front palate. Lime and tension. Should get there in the end.  (1/2016)

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/27/2017 | Send Email
A truly great bottle of white Burgundy, this wine currently shows in a nicely linear way, with racy citrus fruit, lovely texture, loads of persistence and fine balance. A fantastic bottle worthy of splurging on to enjoy now or stash away in the cellar.

Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/13/2017 | Send Email
Absolutely stunning wine that is picture perfect Chassagne. A classic nose of cloves, flint ripe citrus, and cinnamon. The palate shows impeccable richness and complexity of flavors. From honey, to crushed stones and flint, to orange zest and smoke. A serious wine that will age beautifully. Worth every penny!

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Chassagne Montrachet

- A long, wandering village in the Côte de Beaune. Fortunately, what the workaday village lacks in charm, the wines more than make up for. Most famous for its white wines, which are lovely and delicate, Chassagne-Montrachet actually produces more red than white wine. It is one of the few places in the Côte D'Or where both red and white wines are produced from Premier Cru vineyards. The Grands Crus are Montrachet, Bâtard Montrachet (both shared with the neighboring village of Puligny) and Criots Bâtard Montrachet.