Sunday, January 08, 2012
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2008, Bachelet-Ramonet
This Chassagne 1er cru blanc starts with aromas of ripe, pink grapefruit, strawberry juice and fleur de fraise. A touch of creme anglaise and rich, egg yolk basted pastry. Orange and ripe lemon, a fairly hot finish. Aged 25% in new oak which strikes the right balance. The domaine uses batonnage to enrich the flavours by stirring the lees. Will be enjoyable from 2012 onwards until 2014. These are wines designed to be imbibed within 5-7 years of harvest. "Les Cailerets" is on the south of the village on the upper slopes with a significant amount of limestone.