Friday, July 04, 2008

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2005, Michel Coutoux

This Chassagne is produced by negociant Michel Coutoux who is the son in law of the famous Michel Niellon. The colour is rich gold and announces a potent first nose of musk, icing sugar and creme anglaise. After a few minutes russet apple, nashi pear and gentle hawthorn scents come to the fore. Incredibly unctuous and richly-textured on the palate with a wrapper of sappy sourness. This Morgeot is true to the characteristics of the lieu-dit... its all about the power and the glory. Michel Coutoux must impose very exacting standards on the yields and the triage to achieve this quality as a negociant. Another shining example of the "garage negociant" trend. A very enjoyable beverage now and has the structure to mature profitably until 2011.

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