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Marquis de Laguiche Joseph Drouhin Montrachet 1989

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This world-famous estate belongs to one of the oldest and most aristocratic French families : the Marquis de Laguiche. Out of the 14 different owners, the Marquis de Laguiche family is propriétaire of the largest portion of Le Montrachet, entirely located in Puligny (according to many authorities, the better side). It has been in their hands since 1363. It is ironical that the hillside of Montrachet, producing Burgundy's most prestigious white wine (and in some say the world's most complex), should look so unprepossessing. The etymology of the place-name is actually instructive : the word rachet refers to a poor type of soil where only scrawny bushes can grow. It is therefore on this "poor, hard, infertile" soil, which geologists call Bathonian limestone, that the Chardonnay grape develops this unique "terroir" character. Montrachet is full bodied and luscious, yet elegant. It is only after a few years in bottle that it will develop its famous complexity and richness. Nose and aftertaste are reminiscent of exotic fruit, honey, liquorice, grilled almond and many other flavours which wine lovers over the years have attempted to analyse. But it is perhaps a musical word which can best describe this glorious wine : a symphony of sensations

External Reviews for Marquis de Laguiche Joseph Drouhin Montrachet

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 1989 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/02/2011

This is a gem to age into the next century; a collector's wine. Like a slowly burning fuse to a stick of dynamite, with an explosion of fruit at the finish. Has understated cream, apple and earth aromas, a lovely balance of supremely intense lemon, c... Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 1989 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 750ml



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This world-famous estate belongs to one of the oldest and most aristocratic French families : the Marquis de Laguiche. Out of the 14 different owners, the Marquis de Laguiche family is propriétaire of the largest portion of Le Montrachet, entirely located in Puligny (according to many authorities, the better side). It has been in their hands since 1363. It is ironical that the hillside of Montrachet, producing Burgundy's most prestigious white wine (and in some say the world's most complex), should look so unprepossessing. The etymology of the place-name is actually instructive : the word rachet refers to a poor type of soil where only scrawny bushes can grow. It is therefore on this "poor, hard, infertile" soil, which geologists call Bathonian limestone, that the Chardonnay grape develops this unique "terroir" character. Montrachet is full bodied and luscious, yet elegant. It is only after a few years in bottle that it will develop its famous complexity and richness. Nose and aftertaste are reminiscent of exotic fruit, honey, liquorice, grilled almond and many other flavours which wine lovers over the years have attempted to analyse. But it is perhaps a musical word which can best describe this glorious wine : a symphony of sensations

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