2017 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Grand Cru "Marquis de Laguiche" (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1416709 98 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is youthfully restrained for now with exotic essence of lemon, lime and grapefruit. The intensity and purity of the aromas is really captivating. Strong, flinty minerals and stones, too. The palate has a very plush, richly textural and expansive feel with extremely powerful tension between exceptionally concentrated citrus fruit and extremely intense acidity. Wow! Try from 2022. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

97 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark As all of the vines for the Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet are on the Puligny side of the vineyard, the frost damage here in 2016 was less severe than was the case on the Chassagne side of this grand cru. Consequently, there was probably a bit less pent up energy here and the vigor was more easily harnessed in 2017. In any case, the 2017 vintage of the Marquis de Laguiche Montrachet is flat out brilliant, offering up a stunning bouquet of pear, apple, lemon, a hint of almond paste, complex, limestone minerality, crème patissière, vanillin oak and a lovely topnote of citrus zest. On the palate the wine is deep, pure, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with superb nascent complexity, bright, vibrant acids and impeccable balance on the very, very long, racy and utterly classical finish. A brilliant example of Montrachet in the making. Inner quote mark (12/2018)

95 points Burghound

Outer quote mark This is also quite aromatically restrained with its decidedly cool and relatively airy nose that mixes a dollop of wood toast with plenty of floral, citrus and white-fleshed fruit scents. The super-fine but intense and tautly muscular large-scaled flavors possess a subtle minerality that carries over to the gorgeously complex, persistent and balanced finish. As it should be, this is very clearly built-to-age and a wine that should enjoy an extended maturity curve. Don't miss! Inner quote mark (6/2019)

95 points Decanter

Outer quote mark The Drouhins' plantings are in the northern part of Montrachet - there's even a plaque on the wall to show you where they begin - and were picked in three stages in 2017. This is plush and smooth, with less acidity and bite than some, but it's spicy and dense with aromatic oak, a drizzle of honey, and pear and nectarine fruit. (TA) Inner quote mark (10/2018)

94-95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark It has a very crisp bouquet of crushed wet limestone, Granny Smith apples, shaved almond and light orange pith notes. The lightly spiced palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and some lime and clementine notes. It is very persistent in the mouth, showing impressive depth and tension toward the citric finish. (NM) Inner quote mark (1/2019)

94 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche is showing brilliantly from bottle, wafting from the glass with a lovely bouquet of orange oil, nutmeg, Anjou pear, white peach, honeycomb and wheat toast. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny and succulent, with an elegantly textural attack, fine concentration at the core and racy underpinning acids. Harmonious and complete, this is routinely one of Drouhin's finest white wines, and that is true in 2017 also. (WK) Inner quote mark (2/2020)

K&L Notes

97 points Jasper Morris for Inside Burgundy: "Very fine pale yellow with a little touch of green. The nose is not explosive but is really finely balanced. Picked three times, 5th to 8th, sublime texture here a really long thread of pure intense white fruit with exceptional length. This is really stylish and absolutely up to standard. The finish is extraordinarily long." (11/2018)

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