2018 Gagnard-Delagrange Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WS 90
WS 90

Wine Spectator, May 2021

Though ripe and fluid, this blackberry- and blueberry-flavored red is also supported by dense, dusty tannins that leave a strong grip on the spicy finish. Best from 2023 through 2036. 120 cases made, 30 cases imported. — BS


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Chassagne Montrachet
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

The 2018 Gagnard-Delagrange Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru is a captivating red wine hailing from the esteemed Burgundy region in France. Embodying the essence of Pinot Noir, this wine showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the Gagnard-Delagrange winery. With a deep red color that shimmers elegantly in the glass, it is a visual delight that sets the stage for the sensory journey to come.

On the nose, the wine offers a symphony of aromas that enrapture the senses. Ripe blackberries and blueberries take center stage, their luscious sweetness mingling with subtle hints of spice. As the wine breathes, delicate floral notes emerge, adding a touch of elegance to the bouquet.

Upon the first sip, the wine reveals its true character. The ripe fruit flavors continue to dance on the palate, accompanied by a velvety smoothness that coats the mouth. The wine's medium body and balanced acidity lend a refreshing vibrancy, ensuring a harmonious drinking experience.

What truly sets this wine apart is its remarkable structure. Dense and dusty tannins provide a strong grip, adding depth and complexity to the wine's profile. The finish is long and spicy, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate.

The 2018 Gagnard-Delagrange Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru is a wine that demands attention and promises a rewarding aging potential. Wine Spectator awarded this vintage an impressive score of 90, recognizing its ripe and fluid nature, as well as its ability to evolve beautifully over time. Best enjoyed from 2023 through 2036, this wine is a testament to the exceptional terroir of the Chassagne Montrachet appellation.

With only 120 cases made, this wine is a true gem that deserves a place in any wine enthusiast's collection. Its cork closure ensures a traditional touch and further emphasizes the commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Indulge in the elegance and complexity of this exceptional Burgundy red and savor every moment of this sensory journey.