2017 Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet En Virondots

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2017 Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet En Virondots

Set in an isolated position on the slope above the village, En Virondot is the highest Chassagne premier cru, at 350 metres. A Marc Morey exclusive, it's a remarkable site that comes into its own in hotter years. Pithy and taut, it's chiselled, sculpted, knife-edge stuff with stylish oak and impressive focus and persistence. Drinking Window 2021 - 2029.

Decanter | 95 DEC
Two-hectare parcel and, apart from one tiny part, owned by the domaine. A quasi-monopole of sorts. Very floral and mineral nose with some fresh-herb notes, as well as plenty of yellow citrus fruit. The palate has a very elegant, focused and compressed feel. Quite taut for now, so give this time. Try from 2022.

James Suckling | 93 JS
From the village's highest altitude premier cru comes the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot, a beautiful wine that wafts from the glass with scents of vine blossom, citrus oil, fresh pastry and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and fine-boned, it's elegant and precise, with a pretty core of fruit, racy acids and a delicately perfumed finish. Morey owns almost 90% of this lieu-dit, and the other owner doesn't declare it, so this is a de facto monopole.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 92 RP
(Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet "En Virondot" 1er Cru White) A cooler and more restrained nose grudgingly offers up notes of green tea, green apple and soft spice wisps. There is excellent delineation to the punchier if less refined medium weight flavors that terminate in a youthfully austere finish that is notably less complex. Note that my rating offers the benefit of the doubt that this will gradually add depth as it evolves. (Drink starting 2025).

Burghound | 91 BH

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Vintage 2017
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 M.Morey
Rating 95 DEC
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