2012 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet la Grande Montagne
Chardonnay - 750ML
  • JG 92
  • ST 91
  • JR 90
  • BH 90

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Reg: $89.94

$69.94

In Stock: 8 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JG 92
View From The Cellar, November 2013
(92+) The 2012 Grande Montagne has really turned out beautifully, for despite this wine being produced from some of the very youngest vines at the domaine (twenty-five years of age), the short crop has given this wine... (92+) The 2012 Grande Montagne has really turned out beautifully, for despite this wine being produced from some of the very youngest vines at the domaine (twenty-five years of age), the short crop has given this wine real depth and dimension. The lovely bouquet is a mix of apple, pear, pastry cream, chalky soil tones, apple blossoms and a touch of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and nicely reserved on the attack, with a fine core, excellent acidity and focus, good balance and lovely length and grip on the finish. Good juice by any stretch of the imagination. (Drink between 2016-2035)
ST 91
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2013
(89-91) Bright pale yellow. Classic Chassagne aromas of pear, menthol and musky white flowers. Supple, ripe and seamless, with a musky complexity to the yellow fruit and rocky flavors. Nicely integrated acidity carries... (89-91) Bright pale yellow. Classic Chassagne aromas of pear, menthol and musky white flowers. Supple, ripe and seamless, with a musky complexity to the yellow fruit and rocky flavors. Nicely integrated acidity carries the finish. These 20-year-old vines ("one of my youngest crus," says Fontaine) were less touched by frost in 2012 but the yield here was still only 35 hectoliters per hectare.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
(17+/20) Smoky, succulent, spicy. Has a lovely soft acidity and a complex but subtle smokiness that adds interest. (RH)
BH 90
Burghound, June 2014
The expressive nose displays a mild hint of exoticism with its apricot, peach and mango suffused nose. There is excellent volume to the concentrated and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess reasonably good vibrancy... The expressive nose displays a mild hint of exoticism with its apricot, peach and mango suffused nose. There is excellent volume to the concentrated and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess reasonably good vibrancy before terminating in an opulent and ever-so-mildly sweet finish. This is bigger than it usually is and it does have traces of warmth and oak but the naturally firm acidity that this wine always seems to have manages to keep the balance sufficiently well that this works anyway.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork