j-n gagnard chassagne-montrachet 1er blanchot dessus 2008

Update 10.12.2011(29.11.2011)billn


I just had two of these and the first was disappointing versus the Caillerets – clearly that bottle had a problem. This is exactly how I remember them tasting in Chassagne.

2008 Jean-Noel Gagnard, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Blanchot Dessus
Full, round and very complex aromas – never a classic wine of Chassagne to me – but super it its own way. Lush and rich yet with excellent acidity and energy. Surely some creamy barrel aspects but the layers of flavour are so compelling. Is there anything missing? Perhaps just a hint of Caillerets minerality; with that, it could have been the best 2008 I tasted at home this year.
Rebuy – Yes

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