One producer who expresses more than others the spirit of Chassagne-Montrachet. With pure, elegant wines that are always approachable in youth but have an incredible capacity of ageing and developing in the cellar for decades. Jean-Marc and Claudine Blain consistently produce some exemplary wines at village level and release some of the most sought-after Grand Crus from their tiny holdings of Caillerets.
This gorgeous Chassagne clearly standout for its intensity and inner balance. The Clos de Murées is a family Monopole, where vines were planted in 1970 in a calcaire-rich soil that imparts a clear mineral vein to the Chardonnay produced in this small slice of heaven. An epiphany of ripe peach and pear notes rise from the glass, all wrapped in...more
Bottle 75cl £55.74
The Maltroie displays a very subtle nose with pure yellow citrus fruits and hints of buttercups and summer flowers. There is a lovely richness of ripe citrus, apple and stone fruits on the palate with good acidity and a slight oaky sweetness. Hints of spice and a delicate note of freshly cut green ginger provide great length. Drink from 2015.more
Bottle 75cl £57.58
Bottle 75cl £57.68
The Vergers has a lovely rich, yet clean and fresh palate and seems ready to drink now but will age extremely well. It displays lovely ripe apple and bright refreshing citrus notes on the nose with sweeter yellow plum and fig characters coming through. On the palate, lively grapefruit characters are balanced by a lovely, salty mineral tang on the...more
Bottle 75cl £62.68