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.