Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2004, Domaine Ramonet

We tasted this at the Tate Britain restaurant which has some splendid wines at reasonable prices although they have run out of DRC. This 2004 Chassagne was only available in the half-bottle format and according to the Bevan-Chua bottle-size aging scale this means that after 7 years in a half-bottle has matured by 1.9 years more than a full-size bottle. A brassy colour announces a bouquet with soft spices, cooked sultanas, baked orange and orange sponge cake. Even a hint of Chanel No. 5. A soft and feminine nose. On the palate the savoury and tertiary flavours dominate -- vanilla, cigar box, dried autumn leaves. The fruit has dried out. Still enjoyable but the fruit is going, going... gone.

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