The 2018 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Rouge is a captivating red wine hailing from the renowned Burgundy region of France. Crafted with precision and finesse, this Pinot Noir showcases the exceptional quality and elegance that the region is celebrated for. With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this wine strikes a perfect balance between richness and freshness.
In the glass, this Chassagne Montrachet Rouge displays a mesmerizing ruby-red color that shimmers with brilliance, inviting you to explore its complex aromas and flavors. The nose is greeted with an enticing bouquet of black cherries and blackberries, which intertwine with subtle hints of earth and spice. These aromas are a testament to the meticulous care and attention given to the vineyards, resulting in a wine that truly reflects its terroir.
On the palate, the Domaine Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Rouge delivers a sensory experience that is both powerful and refined. The black cherry and blackberry notes continue to dominate, accompanied by a robust core of tannins that provide structure and depth. This wine exhibits remarkable balance, with a velvety texture and a lingering finish that leaves a lasting impression.
This vintage has received critical acclaim, earning a score of 90 points from Wine Spectator. The publication describes this wine as "chunky," praising its black cherry, blackberry, earth, and spice flavors. The robust tannins and fine length contribute to its overall appeal. With only 240 cases produced, this wine is a true gem that is sure to delight discerning wine enthusiasts.
The 2018 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Rouge is best enjoyed from 2022 through 2032, allowing it to further develop and reveal its full potential. Whether paired with grilled salmon, roasted duck, or simply enjoyed on its own, this wine promises an unforgettable sensory journey through the terroir of Burgundy. Uncork a bottle of this exceptional Pinot Noir and savor the essence of Chassagne Montrachet.