2020 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Cru Morgeot 1er Cote de Beaune France

$224.99 USD


" The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot unwinds in the glass with aromas of pear, citrus zest, fresh mint and warm bread. Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, its satiny attack segues into a layered, tightly wound core framed by bright acids and chalky structuring extract. As ever, it's a benchmark rendition of this site. The 2020 vintage has turned out brilliantly at Domaine Bernard Moreau—but what's new? Alex Moreau readied his harvesters promptly, as it takes eight days to pick the whole domaine, and began on August 20th. Yields were good, and the cellar is full (which is not the case in 2021), with alcohols moderate, the highest being 13.4%. As usual, the fruit is crushed before pressing (which lasts up to three and a half hours), briefly settled and barreled down (François Frères is the predominant cooper here) for vinification with plenty of lees, Moreau doing nothing to discourage quite protracted fermentations, which he finds build texture and complexity into the wines. For my palate, the results are some of the finest white wines produced on the Côte de Beaune, and they occupy a prominent place in my personal cellar. The market is certainly taking notice, and prices are rising fast, but readers won't want to miss the 2020s."

Rated 95 Points Wine Advocate

"And the best bottling of Morgeot in the village of Chassagne? It is excellent in 2020. The bouquet is youthful, but still perfectly delineated already and flat out beautiful, offering up scents of lemon, pear, a complex base of chalky soil tones, beeswax, white lilies, lemon blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and zesty, with a lovely core, gorgeous soil signature, tangy acids and laser-like focus on the long, seamlessly balanced and electric finish. A stunning bottle in the making. (Drink between 2026-2065).  "

Rated 94 Points John Gilman

"The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeots 1er Cru has an attractive brioche-tinged bouquet with lime and light tangerine aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite taut and saline with impressive weight and girth on the finish. Some lovely dry extract here lending umami. This is a wonderful Morgeots."

Rated 94 Points Vinous