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Montrachet is an AOC and Grand Cru vineyard within the Côte de Beaune region in Burgundy, France. The spelling of the name is seen in many derivations (Mont-Rachet, Mon-Rachez, etc.), but is now most typically spelled Montrachet. Le Montrachet (or sometimes Mont-Rachet) is the hillside where it is located. It is surrounded by four other Grand Crus vineyards, Chevalier-Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, and Criots-Batards-Montrachet. But Montrachet is often considered le grand kahuna of the hill. It’s all Chardonnay, all the time, and many say this is where the grape is at its ultimate finest, displaying the most balance, depth of flavor and aging potential. The appellation was established in 1937, setting forth strict rules on yields, grape ripeness at harvest, and production techniques. 

Montrachet straddles the villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. The grapes are planted to face the sun for optimal ripeness, north-south in Puligny and Read more »

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  • Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru les Vergers 2010

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    Slight hint of oak on the nose is quickly replaced with citrus/lychee scents. Quite light-bodied on introduction to the palate. Very serious lemon/tropical tartness. A very refreshing but not very complex wine. Acid tartness makes it refreshing, but in needs more substance to balance all that acid. Read More

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  • Chassagne Montrachet Premiere Cru Morgeot Louis Latour 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • I get the itch for those kinda wines Fox, but don't have the same low ... ... 0/1 on an '82 Puligny Montrachet (forgot the producer name, but looked average or less). Also saw an '86 Jadot Bougogne Blanc...but unfortunately, no red burgundy. The 1st or 2nd guy must've grabbed those.Tonight was Ryan's 2nd birthday and we went to an old reliable... Read More

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  • DM, would love to hear your review of that pinot!  Don't think ...  The Puligny-Montrachet was exquisite, minerally, flinty, a touch of oak and great acidity.  The Meursault was also mighty fine but cut from a slightly leaner frame, more on the citrus fruit side but still with that wonderful "like licking a stone" acidity and cut.  Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... their ... Jean 2001 Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles  |  3 in stock  |  $39.99 Bois de Boursan 1999 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Felix 1.5 L  |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Boudin 2001 Chablis   |  2 in stock  |  $24.99 Brewer-Clifton 2003 Santa Rita Hills Chardo... Read More

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  • "As usual, Greg, you have written a very interesting essay with, probably, ... as opposed to Meursault or Montrachet or their cousins are two entirely different expressions of chardonnay. Both can be superb, but I use them for different purposes. Chablis is more of a seafood wine, with food. I don't want to drink endless glasses of it without s... Read More

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  • Freemark Abbey was actually quite good back in the late '60s, all through ...-Montrachet Ramonet-Prudhon1973 France8. Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles Domaine Leflaive1972 France9. Veedercrest Vineyards1972 USA10. David Bruce Winery1973 USA     They seem to have begun to lose focus from the later '90s, and tanked in the naughties. Guess why? Fro... Read More

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  • First off, I am sorry about your loss Jon.  My father passed on many years ... could counter with Montrachet, or Grand Cru Chablis) Pinot Noir or even Beaujolais Cru?Of course, aging must consider the wine, the producer, and the drinker - not necessarily in that order (probably the reverse). All the fine Cru mentioned pull at my heart strings l... Read More

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  • Truly is...a shame the only Jadot white I had before this was a Puligny Montrachet which I didn't really care for. However this was a game changer... Read More

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  • I'm a big chardonnay fan, too, usually in CA from Sonoma and just south of ... ... drinking less good Le Montrachet than I used to.  ;-(Leeuwins work for me, but I prefer them with a little bottle age and after they've breathed a bit. They are no Montrachets, but are better than the greater proportion of CA chards, in my boo Read More

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