2017 Chassagne-Montrachet,Les Caillerets 1er Cru, Lamy Caillat, Burgundy

2017 Chassagne-Montrachet,Les Caillerets 1er Cru, Lamy Caillat, Burgundy

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2017 Chassagne-Montrachet,Les Caillerets 1er Cru, Lamy Caillat, Burgundy

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Description

A decidedly cool and very reserved nose reluctantly reveals its elegant and spicy array of freshly sliced apple, pear and a hint of lavender. Here too the medium-bodied flavors possess very good volume along with excellent minerality and drive on the focused, intense and strikingly persistent finish. Like the Champ Gains, this needs to develop more depth but once again, the underlying material appears to be up to the challenge.

Drink 2029+

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Burghound91-94/100

A decidedly cool and very reserved nose reluctantly reveals its elegant and spicy array of freshly sliced apple, pear and a hint of lavender. Here too the medium-bodied flavors possess very good volume along with excellent minerality and drive on the focused, intense and strikingly persistent finish. Like the Champ Gains, this needs to develop more depth but once again, the underlying material appears to be up to the challenge.

Drink 2029+

Allen Meadows, Burghound

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Neal Martin, Vinous94/100

I tasted the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er Cru twice within a fortnight, on the second occasion served blind. It is turning into a very serious white Burgundy, as I expected from barrel. The very delineated, quite assertive bouquet reveals an intriguing licorice note after 10 minutes in the glass.

There is a touch of struck match, but it is very subtle and does not obscure the terroir expression. There is clearly good weight on the palate and a killer line of acidity. This brims with tension, offering fleeting glimpses of pineapple and grilled walnut and fanning out wonderfully on the finish. Superb. Tasted blind at La Trompette, London. Drink 2021-2040

Neal Martin, Vinous

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Wine Advocate95+/100

Unwinding in the glass with notes of Anjou pear, spring flowers, blanched almonds, citrus zest and white peach, the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets is full-bodied, deep and incisive, with a layered but tight-knit core that's built around racy acids and chalky dry extract, concluding with a long, searingly mineral finish. This might be the finest wine produced at Domaine Lamy-Caillat to date.

Drink 2027-2055

William Kelley, Wine Advocate


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About this WINE

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay's spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvellous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.

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