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Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean 2009, 750mL (BH90, ST90-92) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--White
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet, Cote de Beaune

BH90, ST90-92
Rated 90 points by the Burghound: `An exuberant and overtly ripe nose features notes of white and yellow orchard fruit, wet stone and soft earth aromas where the latter element is picked up by the rich, generous and fleshy middle weight flavors that exude a fine dry extract onto the sappy, delicious and moderately complex finish.`Additional notes from the Burghound: `The always candid Richard Fontaine described 2009 as `a vintage that produced extremely clean and ripe fruit. We began picking the whites on the 8th of September and despite rumors to the contrary, brought in grapes that had good acid levels. Sugars were also very good but not necessarily high as potential alcohols ranged between 12.5 and 13.5%. 2009 reminds me of 2002 when you consider the maturity levels, yields and acidities.` Interestingly given the general ripening levels at the upper echelons of the appellation hierarchy, Fontaine seems to have succeeded best in relative terms at the very top whereas many of his colleagues seemed to have done better at the bottom.`


$59.00

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Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Clos St. Jean

750mL

Vintage: 2009
Region: France--Burgundy--White
Appellation: Chassagne Montrachet, Cote de Beaune

BH90, ST90-92
Rated 90 points by the Burghound: `An exuberant and overtly ripe nose features notes of white and yellow orchard fruit, wet stone and soft earth aromas where the latter element is picked up by the rich, generous and fleshy middle weight flavors that exude a fine dry extract onto the sappy, delicious and moderately complex finish.`Additional notes from the Burghound: `The always candid Richard Fontaine described 2009 as `a vintage that produced extremely clean and ripe fruit. We began picking the whites on the 8th of September and despite rumors to the contrary, brought in grapes that had good acid levels. Sugars were also very good but not necessarily high as potential alcohols ranged between 12.5 and 13.5%. 2009 reminds me of 2002 when you consider the maturity levels, yields and acidities.` Interestingly given the general ripening levels at the upper echelons of the appellation hierarchy, Fontaine seems to have succeeded best in relative terms at the very top whereas many of his colleagues seemed to have done better at the bottom.`


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