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2018 Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

$59.99
2018 Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
The husband and wife duo of Vincent and Sophie is one of the last great addresses in Burgundy that still has reasonable pricing. It is becoming quite a challenge finding premier crus in Burgundy under $100 and a bottle of Chassagne Cailleret typically goes for at least double this price. The Morey's portion of Cailleret is excellent and has a few old vines planted in 1968, 1982, and 2003 planted on rocky and chalky soils. Some consider Cailleret to be worthy of a Grand Cru at times, and the combination of the terroir, exposure, and location makes it one of the Morey's top white Burgundy vineyards. This is typically a more tense wine than the Morgeot and is very precise. Wonderfully perfumed with white flowers and incredible minerality, the fruit can lean towards a riper and more exotic, but there is always lovely balance here and an appealing freshness. This is a white Burgundy on the rarer side from a great producer that doesn't get much exposure and is a bottle not to be missed, especially at this great pricing.

Allen Meadows 91 points! "This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to overshadow what appears to be ripe fruit. There is fine volume and punch to the well-detailed middle weight flavors that flash evident minerality on the energetic if somewhat attenuated finish. I suspect that the sulfur that is causing the reduction is also responsible for the attenuated finish and thus my rating assumes that once the post-bottling sulfur is absorbed, it will ameliorate both problems."

2018 Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

2018 Vincent and Sophie Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

$59.99
$59.99

The husband and wife duo of Vincent and Sophie is one of the last great addresses in Burgundy that still has reasonable pricing. It is becoming quite a challenge finding premier crus in Burgundy under $100 and a bottle of Chassagne Cailleret typically goes for at least double this price. The Morey's portion of Cailleret is excellent and has a few old vines planted in 1968, 1982, and 2003 planted on rocky and chalky soils. Some consider Cailleret to be worthy of a Grand Cru at times, and the combination of the terroir, exposure, and location makes it one of the Morey's top white Burgundy vineyards. This is typically a more tense wine than the Morgeot and is very precise. Wonderfully perfumed with white flowers and incredible minerality, the fruit can lean towards a riper and more exotic, but there is always lovely balance here and an appealing freshness. This is a white Burgundy on the rarer side from a great producer that doesn't get much exposure and is a bottle not to be missed, especially at this great pricing.

Allen Meadows 91 points! "This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to overshadow what appears to be ripe fruit. There is fine volume and punch to the well-detailed middle weight flavors that flash evident minerality on the energetic if somewhat attenuated finish. I suspect that the sulfur that is causing the reduction is also responsible for the attenuated finish and thus my rating assumes that once the post-bottling sulfur is absorbed, it will ameliorate both problems."