Benjamin Leroux Chassagne-montrachet 1er Cru Les Embazees 2018


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The Wine:

Another of Chassagne’s lesser-known gems that Leroux has helped put back on the map, so to speak. This site sits right on the south-western border of Chassagne above Tête du Clos and just below Les Baudines. Leroux works with just 0.28-hectares (planted around 1980) and notes that the poor red soils—shot through with Bajocian limestone—give the wine its unique character. On theme, there is very little new oak this this year.
The nose here smells like limestone! While the palate is cool, racy and shot through with lime curd and fresh nectarine fruit. Lovely earthy lick on the finish. Again, one of the best (no, bugger it, THE best) examples of this wine we have shipped. 

The Review:

"Pale yellow with green reflections. Here is a wealth of ripe yellow fruit on the nose, with good firm acidity, a touch of hot stone, a little bit of heat behind, the sun bouncing back off the rocks."
90-93 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy 

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