2009 Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er Cru

Year: 2009
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 91
Burghound: 89-92
Wine Enthusiast: 93
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"The 2009 Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot is a big wine. Despite its size, the Abbaye de Morgeot preserves considerable freshness and verve. The red, clay rich soils and small grapes with a significant millerandage contribute quite a bit to the wine’s broad-shouldered, textured personality. According to Lardiere and Barnier the dry extract numbers resemble those of red wines. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.

Jacques Lardiere and Frederic Barnier showed me a wide range of 2009s during my visit in late June, 2011. Many of the jewels among the 2009s are hidden in the villages level wines, which I highly encourage readers to check out. I also tasted a selection of 2008s. The 2008s are quite fat for the year. Yields were lower than in 2009. Lardiere made the decision to age the wines longer on their lees to give them more richness, which he felt was lacking because of the inconsistent, high acid vintage. As a result, these are fairly big 2008s." (WA)

"Pale yellow. Pure aromas of pear, stone and white flowers. Tight and minerally, with excellent cut and definition for the vintage. The perfumed stony and floral flavors carry through nicely on the persistent aftertaste." (IWC)

"A similar if slightly more elegant and broader-based nose introduces rich, dense and overtly muscular flavors that possess an abundance of dry extract on the balanced finish that is supported by a very attractive sense of underlying tension. I quite like this as it's generous yet more refined than it usually is plus it should prove to be relatively long-lived in the context of the vintage." (BH)

"Richly textured wine, with pear and citrus fruit layered over an opulent core of ripe yellow fruits and toast. It develops slowly, opening to show intense acidity, freshness and flavors." (WE)