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Benjamin Leroux Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye De Morgeots 2014 750ml
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Benjamin Leroux Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye De Morgeots Chardonnay 2014

Chassagne Montrachet - Cote De Beaune - Burgundy - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Benjamin Leroux Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye De Morgeots Chardonnay 2014

Rated 92 by Decanter
A pungent nose consists of plenty of petrol and resin scents that add breadth to the ripe and fresh aromas of pear, apple and crushed herb nuances. There is excellent power and volume to the full-bodied flavors that brim with dry extract that imparts a sappy texture to the rounded finish where a hint of bitter lemon arises. This won't win any awards for refinement but it doesn't lack for size, weight and complexity. (Burghound)
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeots has a slightly terse, grapefruit and chalky bouquet with Puligny-like pretensions. The palate is crisp on the entry with hints of orange cordial and apricot, nicely weighted in the mouth with a dash of shaved ginger towards the long finish, with sour lemon on the aftertaste. This has a sense of gravitas to it and may warrant a higher score down the line.
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Varietal: Chardonnay

There are few white wine grape varietals as famous or widely appreciated as the Chardonnay, and with good reason. This highly flexible and adaptable grape quickly became a favorite of wineries due to its fairly neutral character. This neutrality allows the wineries to really show off what they are capable of doing, by allowing features of their terroir or aging process to come forward in the bottle. As well as this, most high quality wineries which produce Chardonnay wines take great efforts to induce what is known as malolactic fermentation, which is the conversion of tart malic acids in the grapes to creamy, buttery lactic acids associated with fine Chardonnay. Whilst the popularity of Chardonnay wines has fluctuated quite a considerable amount over the past few decades, it seems the grape varietal allows enough experimentation and versatility for it always to make a successful comeback.

Region: Burgundy

In the beautiful French wine region of Burgundy, there is archaeological evidence to suggest that there has been viticultural activity going on for at least two thousand years. To add to this, there are early written records praising the exceptional wines produced in this region dating back to the 6th century, making Burgundy one of the oldest established and still operational wine regions in the world. The region is most commonly associated with fine red wines, with Pinot Noir being the primary grape varietal grown on its rolling hillsides and gently sloping valleys. However, Chardonnay grapes are also produced in abundance for the production of their fine white wines, with both varietals benefiting greatly from the region's warm, hot summers and the superb soils which make up the terroir.

Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.

Appellation: Cote De Beaune

France's beautiful and highly esteemed sub-region of Cote De Beaune is rightly regarded as the home to many of the world's finest, most complex and fascinating white wines. The white wine industry of Cote De Beaune is based almost solely around the Chardonnay grape, which flourishes especially well in the fine climatic conditions the region receives, and ripens well due to the mineral rich soils which typify the area. Chardonnay is renowned for its ability to express the best points of its terroir, and local winemakers claim that a mixture of traditional techniques and the stunning soils they work with is the secret to their success. There is also a huge red wine industry in Cote De Beaune, which, although not quite as famous as the white wines that leave the region, produces remarkable results from the excellent Pinot Noir grapes which grow there.