*** Cellar Selection *** Up the slope above the Grand Cru of Le Montrachet, this vineyard once grew hemp (hence the name cheneve). This poised wine is both stylish and rich, with good acidity allied to ripe apple and citrus fruits. These cut through the mineral texture and promising a generous wine as it ages. Drink from 2020. (RV)
An expansive, mouthfilling version that's both broad and focused. Vivid acidity drives the peach, melon and lemon flavors, while spice and pastry notes add depth. Shows fine equilibrium and length, with a mineral element lingering. (BS)
Pale yellow. Expressive aromas of ripe nectarine and vanillin oak lifted by a floral topnote. Flavors of yellow fruits and spices convey a sweet impression but harmonious acidity intensifies and frames the middle palate. More complex and scented than the Maltroie, finishing with a suggestion of menthol. (ST)
The 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Chenevottes was the only cuvée to show some reduction on the nose when I tasted it at the domaine. The palate is well balanced, more expressive than I expected with touches of fresh pear and Granny Smith apples, and just a touch of sour lemon towards the linear, tensile finish. This is another very impressive 2014 from the domaine, although I would leave it for 2-3 years in bottle. (NM)
A touch of unabsorbed sulfur doesn't materially detract from the otherwise very fresh, cool and airy green fruit, floral and citrus peel-suffused nose. There is very fine intensity to the racy but supple medium-bodied flavors that display slightly better depth and length on the ever-so-mildly austere finale.
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