2016 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle Domaine du Duc de Magenta$89.99
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 93 pts! The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle (Duc de Magenta) is showing very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with aromas of crisp green orchard fruit, marzipan, beeswax and a subtle framing of smoky oak. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, dense and thickly textured, with imposing concentration and chewy dry extract but balanced by succulent acids, concluding with a long, mineral finish. While the frost has made this atypically concentrated, this Morgeot remains in balance and appears to have all the necessary elements for a very interesting evolution in bottle.
John Gilman 92 pts! Along with the Marquis de Laguiche bottling of Morgeot, the Duc de Magenta bottling is probably the best-known example from this vineyard, as it hails from the very heart of Morgeot, and as the name implies, the vines here lie right next to the ancient chapel. The 2016 is an excellent wine and had no trouble following up the outstanding Genevrières this year, as it offers up a fine and complex nose of apple. lemon, chalky minerality, apple blossoms, vanillin oak and a nice touch of orange zest in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full and vibrant, with a lovely core, fine focus and grip, very good soil signature and a long, poised and zesty finish. (Drink between 2021-2050)