Moreau/Bernard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Morgeot 2018

Chardonnay from Chassagne-Montrachet, Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
V 93-95
DE 94
JG 94
WA 92-94
JM 91-94
Item # 338116

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93-95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeots 1er Cru has a tight, backward, stony bouquet; Alex Moreau mentioned that he strove to pick at the right time to keep a sense of strictness. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, with a fine bead of acidity. Elegant and refined, without the weight of the Champs Gain or La Maltroye on the midpalate, but conveying a sense of athleticism and poise on the saline finish and an exceptionally persistent aftertaste. Superb. Drink: 2022-2045. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Based on heavier, clay-limestone soils than most of Chassagne's Premiers Crus, this plush, powerful white is made with fruit from Les Fairendes and slightly stonier La Cardeuse. Smoky, oatmealy and textured, with beeswax and kitchen spice aromas, a taut mineral core and a palate-coating finish. Alex Moreau calls this a 'wine to lay down' and he's right. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "For many years now, my absolute favorite example of Morgeot has been fashioned by Alex Moreau, and his 2018 may well be one of the very finest he has yet crafted at the family domaine! The bouquet is flat out stunning, soaring from the glass in a blaze of lemon, pear, superb minerality, citrus zest, a hint of the pastry cream to come, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, refined and nicely reserved in personality, with a great core of fruit, beautiful mineral drive, a very elegant structural chassis and superb cut and grip on the very, very long and vibrant finish. Great, great juice in the making! 2025-2055. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot was one of the more reserved wines in the cellar when I tasted it, unwinding with notes of pear, peach, white flowers, mint and petrol. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and precise, but needs time to fill out. Of course, that sense of reserve at this early stage is full of promise for the future. (Jan 2020)"

91-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "From Fairendes and La Cardeuse. Clean pure colour with an unusually chiselled and stylish nose for a Morgeot. Very backward, clay rich power at the back, with impressive intensity. Not to be touched young! (Dec 2019)"
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93-95 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeots 1er Cru has a tight, backward, stony bouquet; Alex Moreau mentioned that he strove to pick at the right time to keep a sense of strictness. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, with a fine bead of acidity. Elegant and refined, without the weight of the Champs Gain or La Maltroye on the midpalate, but conveying a sense of athleticism and poise on the saline finish and an exceptionally persistent aftertaste. Superb. Drink: 2022-2045. (Jan 2020)"

94 points Tim Atkin, MW (Decanter): "Based on heavier, clay-limestone soils than most of Chassagne's Premiers Crus, this plush, powerful white is made with fruit from Les Fairendes and slightly stonier La Cardeuse. Smoky, oatmealy and textured, with beeswax and kitchen spice aromas, a taut mineral core and a palate-coating finish. Alex Moreau calls this a 'wine to lay down' and he's right. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2019)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "For many years now, my absolute favorite example of Morgeot has been fashioned by Alex Moreau, and his 2018 may well be one of the very finest he has yet crafted at the family domaine! The bouquet is flat out stunning, soaring from the glass in a blaze of lemon, pear, superb minerality, citrus zest, a hint of the pastry cream to come, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, refined and nicely reserved in personality, with a great core of fruit, beautiful mineral drive, a very elegant structural chassis and superb cut and grip on the very, very long and vibrant finish. Great, great juice in the making! 2025-2055. (Nov/Dec 2019)"

92-94 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot was one of the more reserved wines in the cellar when I tasted it, unwinding with notes of pear, peach, white flowers, mint and petrol. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural and precise, but needs time to fill out. Of course, that sense of reserve at this early stage is full of promise for the future. (Jan 2020)"

91-94 points Jasper Morris, MW: "From Fairendes and La Cardeuse. Clean pure colour with an unusually chiselled and stylish nose for a Morgeot. Very backward, clay rich power at the back, with impressive intensity. Not to be touched young! (Dec 2019)"
Product SKU 338116
Producer Moreau/Bernard
Country France
Region Burgundy
SubRegion Côtes de Beaune
Appellation Chassagne-Montrachet
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Premier Cru
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
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