From 375 ml bottle. This was my last from a 1/2 case bought at release. Mature orchard fruit on nose and palate with some sweet background spice. Best when first opened and poured, less interesting later. White 375s shouldn't be kept this long.
From 375. Apple and pear aromas with spice hints. Simiar on palate. Not very ripe but good concentration for a Villages wine and overall good balance. This seems to have picked up some weight since I last tried this wine shortly after release.
From 375ml. Bottle showed much more advanced than I would have expected. Slightly honeyed yellow citrus and apple/pear notes. Good density on the palate, but showing a richer, more mature White Burg character. It still had the typical 08 acidity on the finish, but not at all what it should be. I've got a few more left and am hoping they show as I remember the first few did.
Archetypal Chassagne, with controlled depth, rounded intensity, mellow but not lacking strength, touches of citrus tartness, nice finish, a little bit of wood. A smooth and seamless wine, very young but easy to keep drinking. Nice.
Tasted from 375ml bottle. Aromas of orchard fruit, citrus, white flowers, Ramonet mintiness and minerality. Quite young but enjoyable with depth and concentration above what you would expect from a village wine. Good acidity to keep it fresh and focused with very good length showing plenty of minerality.
Big, broad fruit aromas show apple and pear. Same orchard fruit on palate, somewhat lean and tart, not particularly ripe, but fruit is accompanied by super acidity and minerality for a Villages level wine. Lots of energy on the finish. I'd like to see more fruit or spice at the end but hope this will come shortly with some more bottle age. From 375 ml.
Fresh, pale pear and lemony fruit, smoky and creamy elements, minerals and a minty topnote combining on a medium weight frame with an incredibly polished, satiny texture. Very pure, refreshing and all too easy to drink.
From a half at a lunch at Caveau des Arches in Beaune. Very delicate and light - quite unlike my previous Chassagne experiences. Dances on the tongue like a ballerina. Flowery and feminine. Touch of lime and a powerful but subtle mineral note. A bit of gentle oak. Gained depth after a couple of hours in the glass. Pretty wine and an expression of Chardonnay I like very much. 90+
In a word - minerals. This wine should be screamingly too young, but it isn't; it is just simply delicious right now. It has nice density and complexity (no matter what Allen says!) that is quite impressive for a village wine. But what is most impressive is the minerality, a strong component of the mid-palate and what one remembers the most 24 hours later. Worth rebuying.