2017 Domaine Balland Curtet, Chassagne-Montrachet

Merchant's Pick

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2017 Domaine Balland Curtet, Chassagne-Montrachet

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The Perfect Combination

In Burgundy, 2017 are some of the best Chardonnays in years; a classic vintage reminiscent of the outstanding 2004's. These wines offer, "great quality and charm." Vinous

Add to the nearly perfect growing season one of the most exclusive Chassagne-Montrachet parcels, and you have a stunning combination for white Burgundy aficionados.

Pure and elegant, apple, citrus, melon rind, pear, and hints of lemon are just a few of the beautiful notes on entry. With mineral driven undertones, this elegant Chardonnay shows texture while staying impeccably balanced. Beautiful persistence on entry, the flavors and structure effortlessly dance on the long, lasting finish.

A Hidden Gem!

The fruit of this beauty is from the tiny lieu-dit (vineyard) Les Ancégnières, which sits immediately next to and below Batard-Montrachet. With Batards fetching north of $750 per bottle, this particular Chassagne is a gem to say the least.

Burgundy rock-stars such as Colin-Morey purchase as much Les Ancégnières fruit as they can from this tiny, coveted parcel - that's because the fruit is unmatched!

The quality and value are simply outstanding!

Drink this Chardonnay beauty on the warmer side of cold to enhance the wine's impeccable fruit and acidity.

Enjoy now and over the next 10 years.

$72.95 per bottle / $875.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97 / 100

Simply stunning! The 2017 Balland Curtet Chassagne-Montrachet is a hidden gem. Pure and elegant, apple, citrus, melon rind, pear, and hints of lemon are just a few of the beautiful notes on entry. With mineral driven undertones, this elegant Chardonnay shows texture while staying impeccably balanced. Beautiful persistence on entry, the flavors and structure effortlessly dance on the long, lasting finish.


Product Details


Producer: Domaine Balland Curtet

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Chassagne-Montrachet

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W7008