Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the magnificent 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Chassagne Morgeot Tete de Clos. This exquisite white wine hails from the esteemed Burgundy region of France, specifically the Cote de Beaune sub-region. Crafted by the talented winemakers at Domaine Ballot-Millot, this Chardonnay is a true masterpiece.
With a pale color and a light yellow tint, this wine captivates the eye from the moment it is poured. On the nose, it reveals a symphony of aromas that dance delicately in the air. Citrus notes mingle with hints of resin, petrol, and a subtle touch of wood, creating a complex and intriguing bouquet. As you take your first sip, the wine envelops your palate with its fine richness and round, delicious middle weight flavors. The mouthfeel is both impressive and elegant, showcasing the impeccable fruit weight and the purity of the fruit.
The terroir of the Tête du Clos vineyard truly shines through in this wine. The clay and limestone soils perfectly marry together, resulting in a wine that is both crisp and fleshly, offering a unique balance of textures. On the finish, a delightful crispness lingers, leaving you wanting more.
Renowned wine critics have also recognized the excellence of this wine. Jasper Morris, from Inside Burgundy, awarded it an impressive score of 93 points. He praised its lively character, impressive fruit weight, and the seamless integration of the clay and limestone. Burghound, another esteemed publication, awarded it 91 points, highlighting its expressive nose and citrusy, dry and crisp finale. Neal Martin, from Vinous, also gave it a score of 91 points and noted its clean and precise bouquet, as well as its potential to blossom with a few more years of aging.
In conclusion, the 2018 Domaine Ballot-Millot Chassagne Morgeot Tete de Clos is a wine of unparalleled quality and elegance. Its harmonious blend of flavors, impeccable balance, and expressive aromas make it a true gem in the world of white wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Cheers!