2014 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean

- 750 ml
93
VM
Availability: In Stock
$74.99
Availability: In stock
Product ID
77525-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Healthy pale yellow. Cool, inviting aromas of apple, pear, nectarine, spices and stone. Densely packed, fine-grained and sweet; larger-scaled and more voluptuous than the nose would suggest. Carries its sweetness and spice character through a long, tactile finish, which features lovely lift and grip.

Vinous Media | 93 VM
(Chassagne-Montrachet “Clos St. Jean”- Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard) The 2014 Clos St. Jean is also nicely reserved out of the blocks and will need a few years to start to drink with real generosity, but it is going to be another really lovely bottle from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard. The pure and primary nose offers up scents of pear, apple, a touch of almond, chalky soil tones, vanillin oak and spring flowers. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and shows off excellent mid-palate depth, with superb acidity and focus, lovely soil signature and a long, balanced and still quite primary finish. (Drink between 2019-2040)

John Gilman | 92 JG
This is also sufficiently reduced to warrant a thorough aeration. By contrast there is plenty of punch to the less obviously ripe and exotic middle weight flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality before concluding in a refreshing, focused and complex finale that is underpinned by moderately firm citrus-tinged acid spine.

Burghound | 91 BH
The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos St Jean has a composed, mineral-driven bouquet that is nicely focused and assimilated with the new oak (33%). The palate is crisp and taut, more linear than the Maltroye, gently fanning out to a citrus-driven, spicy finish. Again, this is a very fine Chassagne that will give pleasure over the next ten years.

Robert Parker Neal Martin | 91 RP-NM

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2014
Format 750 ml
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 F.Gagnard
Rating 93 VM
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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