Sadly, the villages level category is all but ignored by most consumers. This is an example that shows just why folks should take heed…..to get substance and classic typicité at a better value pricepoint should be a virtue. This is classic Chassagne, in both moderate richness and mineral cut, with the telltale signature elegance of the house style.
“(there are two cuvées of this wine with no indication on the label – one that is made to be charming, forward and accessible young and another that emphasizes greater minerality and is tighter – the latter is reviewed here). A pungent array is composed by notes of petrol, resin, white-fleshed fruit and a hint of matchstick. There is excellent richness to the generously proportioned and relatively full-bodied flavors that possess a suave mouth feel thanks to the abundant dry extract that confers an almost chewy quality to the solidly complex and lingering finish. This is a fine Chassagne villages and worth checking out. 89/201+” Allan Meadows
“Sample #1: Captivating scents of pear, white flowers, menthol and crushed rock; a real essence of Chassagne. Sweet and supple in the mouth, offering good depth and volume for the vintage. With its impressive texture and length, this should give early pleasure. Sample #2, from the Puligny side of the appellation: More mineral-driven and austere on the nose. Less opulent and pliant on the palate but still with lovely sucrosité to its mineral-driven flavors of lemon, lime and crushed stone. More inner-mouth tension here. The assemblage of these two lots should yield an excellent village wine.” 88-91 Steve Tanzer