2016 Blain Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2016 Blain Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean

This is almost a hypothetical combination of the first two wines as it blends notes of rosemary oil, white flowers, citrus and a hint of petrol. Rich, concentrated and caressing flavors possess good power and punch on the prominently saline-inflected finale. Good stuff that should drink well young and with mid-term cellaring.

Burghound | 91 BH

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Vintage 2016
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 B.Gagnard: Despite its relative youth (40 years old, to be precise), Domaine Blain-Gagnard keeps earning attention from Chardonnay lovers and Pinot Noir enthusiasts worldwide, and their recent successes hint at the winery's immense potential. Their wines contain that familiar Burgundian essence, but with a few unexpected twists and turns that we can safely attribute to the winery's developing style. With several highly desirable plots of land under their ownership, the creative visionaries behind Domaine Blain-Gagnard have everything they need to make a massive impact on the wine world. Some would even say they've already done so, and if you need any convincing, a single bottle will do just fine. Don't be surprised when your friends start asking for your wine contact list somewhere down the line!
Rating 91 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.
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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