1972 chassagne morgeot from gagnard-delagrange


They say that the past is a foreign country – well I hope not too foreign! Versus 40 years ago, the winemakers and vignerons may do ‘almost everything’ different now, but if our modern wines can deliver as much pleasure as this, we will have been well-served.

1972 Gagnard-Delagrange, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot
Barely medium colour. The nose starts with a sweet strawberry jam before building a little struck match – there is width and interest – in a word ‘satisfying’, in two ‘very satisfying!’ There is just the right amount of ‘fat’ to the texture given the fine, smooth acidity – should you wish to search, you can still discern a faint but fine-textured tannin. The sweet fruit has a high-toned impression – plum-skins plus a gentle lift from the phosphorous on the nose, becoming faintly less ripe into the finish – but to add interest.
Rebuy – No Chance!

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There is one response to “1972 chassagne morgeot from gagnard-delagrange”

  1. Philip10th October 2012 at 6:22 amPermalinkReply

    Same vines still cultivated by Marc-Antonin Blain-Gagnard? Anyway, he told me, as I bought some of his 2010, that it was made from 80 year old vines that had belonged to his grandfather. I thought it was one of the best value burgundies in the vintage – £199/12 bottles.

    • billn10th October 2012 at 1:06 pmPermalinkReply

      Hi Philip – I agree, where else can you get wines from the best premier cru in the village (for reds…) for such a price. – I hope you’re enjoying your 2010s!

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