1978 Ramonet Montrachet

98
BH
Product ID
1978-ramonet-montrachet

Wine Critic Reviews for 1978 Ramonet Montrachet

(Domaine Ramonet Montrachet Grand Cru White) (the first vintage). A wonderfully expressive and now fully mature nose displays notes of sous bois and dried herbs plus a touch of natural spice that is picked up by the big, rich, deep and strikingly complex big-bodied flavors that still have the intensity and power to both stain and coat the palate on the sappy, delicious and gorgeously long finish. This is one of those relatively rare wines capable of delivering power with finesse and the length doesn't seem to quit. A great debut to one of the most storied white wines in Burgundy and while the '78 Ramonet Bâtard is a brilliant wine, it's clear that there is just another dimension here. Tasted three times with one bottle not being quite as good as this one but not far off either and probably due to being shipped from France to the USA and back.

Burghound | 98 BH
Just takes off on the first sip and never looks back. Glorious harmony of fruit, spice, floral aromas and structure. Hints of pear, pineapple, lemon, hazelnut, nutmeg, iris, rose and toast are tightly reined-in but soft enough to expand gently on the long, long finish. Should continue to develop through 1995 to 2000.--Ramonet Montrachet vertical.

Wine Spectator | 97 WS

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Vintage 1978
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Ramonet: Domaine Ramonet accolades are numerous, and their wines are a common talking point among white wine connoisseurs. Their reputation can easily topple many of their older rivals, and their presence on the market is nothing short of dominant. Everyone wants to own at least a bottle of Domaine Ramonet, and by the time you try their wines once, you will want the same thing. Its acidity is enough to create a wonderful texture and balance out the flavors, but not enough to overstay its welcome - including refreshing as crunchy apples, stone fruit, and zesty citrus. These whites can lift your spirits during the hottest summer days! , and they pair exceptionally well with a variety of dishes, making them a versatile choice for social events.
Rating 98 BH
Region Burgundy: Situated just west of the beautiful river Saone, the hills and valleys of Burgundy stand as they have stood since medieval times, and you can almost hear the cheerful chatter of vineyard workers from miles away. Indeed, France's identity in the world of wine would be incomplete without the inclusion of Burgundy and its many viticultural achievements. Every little sub-region of the area boasts a unique soil composition, which, when combined with the area's climate conditions, creates an incredibly diverse and appealing selection of fine wines. Every new bottle is an adventure of its own, and a snapshot of its birthplace. You could spend years sampling great Burgundian wines, and you would still have a lot to learn, which is what makes the region so compelling for veterans and novice wine lovers alike. No matter what your taste in wines may be, there is a winery in Burgundy that could mesmerize your mind and make your senses scream with joy. And what better way to spend a comfy summer afternoon with your friends and family than with a classy bottle from some of the region's most reputable wineries? From the noble slopes of Cote d'Or to the flatlands near various settlements, let us help you on your journey as we explore Burgundy's most delicious and renowned wines.
Type of Wine Burgundy White: No one can express the full potential of Chardonnay quite like the visionaries from Burgundy. With an almost entirely single-minded devotion to the noble varietal in question, they continue to push the boundaries of quality, to the joy of their many fans worldwide. Discover the nuances of every producer and come out changed forever.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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