"Here too there are hints of smoke to the slightly riper aromas that flirt with the exotic on the lychee, white peach, spice and pretty white floral scents. There is better density to the caressing yet powerful flavors that possess a succulent mid-palate that contrasts with the lemony, clean and very dry finish. This is notably more tightly wound and is going to require at least some patience." -Allen Meadows
"Wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, white flowers, beeswax and a light touch of reduction that might be derived from this sample bottle's Diam closure, the 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée is medium to full-bodied, layered and muscular. Underpinned by lively acids, this is the most complete and concentrated premier cru in the range this year." -William Kelley
What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VARIETALSChardonnayVINEYARDSteep, hillside slope. Vines just below the forest line. Morning sun and very little light in the afternoon. Always the last vineyard to be harvested.ORIENTATIONEast-facingSOILClay-limestone - light and rich in fossilsVITICULTURElutte raisonneeVINIFICATIONTraditional fermentation in barrelAGING12 months in barrel (appx. 30% new)