2018 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2018 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge

(Chassagne-Montrachet “Vieilles Vignes” Rouge- Dom. Bernard Moreau et Fils) As I have mentioned several times in recent years, the red wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are one of the few in Burgundy that seem to be benefiting (at least so far) from global warming, and this is quickly becoming one of the best values for red wines to be found in the region. Alex Moreau has been one of the leaders in crafting more elegant examples of Chassagne rouge in recent years and I am going to be writing a feature on the under-respected red wines of this commune in a coming issue. Alex’s 2018 old vine Chassagne rouge is outstanding, having included thirty percent whole clusters this year, seeing only ten percent new oak and tipping the scales at a very civilized 13.1 percent octane. The bouquet offers up a youthful bouquet of red and black cherries, bitter chocolate, gamebird, dark soil tones, a hint of orange peel and a gentle framing of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a good core of fruit, fine-grained tannins and a long, vibrant and very promising finish. This will be an excellent wine! (Drink between 2025-2055).

John Gilman | 91 JG
Bursting with aromas of rose petals, berries, spices and blood orange, the 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge is medium to full-bodied, charming and succulent, with a perfumed core of fruit, powdery tannins and a nicely defined finish. Vinfied with 30% whole cluster and finishing up at 13.1% alcohol, this delicious Chassagne is one of the sleepers of the vintage.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 91 RP

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Vintage 2018
Color Red
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.Moreau
Rating 91 JG
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 Red: If you have a craving for some beautiful, mind-expanding Pinot Noir, few regions can match the talent and consistency of Burgundy. The grape almost seems like it evolved for this very region, and its essence will stimulate your senses and arouse your imagination. Drink deep and experience almost spiritual enlightenment.
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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