2015 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Murees

Chardonnay - 750ML
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WA 93 JG 92 DC 91 BH 90
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016

(91-93 points) The 2015 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Clos des Murées, a monopole of the domaine, is more austere on the nose than the other crus, though there is just a touch of anise developing with time that lends a...
JG 92

View From The Cellar, November 2016

The 2015 Clos des Murées from Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is very pretty and more discreet and reserved in personality than the first few premier crus. The bouquet offers up a youthful blend of apple, pear, citrus blossoms...
DC 91

Decanter, January 2017

The Clos des Murées is an enclave within the climat of Clos St-Jean, just behind the village church. Notes of lime blossom, green orchard fruit and a touch of subtle smokiness are followed by a pure, focussed palate with...
BH 90

Burghound, June 2017

Notes of smoky reduction presently dominate the underlying fruit though I suspect it will eventually dissipate as this ages. Otherwise there is a bit more volume and richness if less minerality to the medium weight...


Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Chassagne Montrachet
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Murees is a truly exceptional white wine from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the terroir and the expertise of the producer, Fontaine Gagnard.

In the glass, this wine displays a beautiful pale golden color, reminiscent of the sunlight filtering through the vineyards of Chassagne Montrachet. The nose is immediately captivating, with notes of lime blossom and green orchard fruit that dance together in perfect harmony. A subtle smokiness adds complexity to the aromatic profile, inviting the taster to explore further.

On the palate, the 2015 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Murees exhibits a pure and focused character. The intensity and energy are truly delightful, leaving a lasting impression. The medium weight flavors are dominated by a vibrant acidity, showcasing the minerality that is characteristic of the Cote de Beaune region. With each sip, the wine reveals layers of complexity, enticing the taster to further explore its nuances.

The reviews from esteemed publications further confirm the exceptional quality of this wine. Decanter awarded it a score of 91, praising its lovely intensity and energy. Burghound awarded it a score of 90, noting its volume, richness, and vibrancy. John Gilman bestowed a score of 92, highlighting its promising future and complex finish. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it an impressive score of 93, emphasizing its fine delineation, energy, and spiciness.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.5%, the 2015 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Murees is perfectly balanced and showcases the true potential of Chardonnay in Burgundy. This wine is an excellent choice for both connoisseurs and those new to the world of white Burgundy. It pairs beautifully with seafood, poultry, and creamy cheeses.

In conclusion, the 2015 Fontaine Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Murees is a stunning white wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of Burgundy. With its beautiful color, captivating aromas, and intense flavors, it is a true gem that deserves a place in any wine lover's collection.