Once again, the 2010 Chassagne-Montrachet is beautiful. It captures the more refined side of the village in its subtle layers of perfumed, gracious fruit. This is a gorgeous wine at the village level, and one of the very finest relative values in white Burgundy. White floral notes wrap around the gracious finish. I can’t say enough good things about Jadot’s ability to craft such an exquisite wine at a production level in excess of 4,000 cases. Anticipated maturity: 2012+.
Tasting note: There is enough reduction present to all but completely mask what appears to be earthy yellow fruit underneath the funk. There is good intensity to the powerful large-scaled flavors that possess a distinct malic acid tang on the energetic finish. This seems to have the richness and mid-palate concentration to eventually stand up to the firm acid spine but for the moment, the acidity has the upper hand.
It is a young and fruity wine, with aromas of red fruits, and cherries. With a delicate structure and soft tannins, it will perfectly match with light dishes (hot entrees, white and red meat in light sauce), wine sauce dishes, and white cheeses (not too strong).
A soft, yet also mineral-textured wine. Its lemon and grapefruit flavors are crisp, reflecting the taut structure of the vintage. A fresh wine, with a crisp finish, ready to drink.
Ripe, earthy and direct, this is a charming Chardonnay with broad, plump tropical fruit flavors, restrained oak notes and minerally nuances which end on an appealing, generous finish.
The 2010 Volnay Clos de la Barre is a huge, implosive wine loaded with fruit. This explosive Volnay bursts onto the palate with black cherries, tar, licorice, smoke and incense. The aromas and flavors take on a decidedly exotic quality as the wine sits in the glass. This is another wine with a bright future. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.