White

1996 Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • schan109 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 16, 2020 - Breathe (time unknown) before serving. Good acidity with honey, zest and flower with some depth. Medium finishing. Still fresh and vibrant.

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 30, 2015 - Light yellow in color. Full, forward, attractive and fragrant nose of mature & developed, complex aromas of apples, pears, citrus notes of lemons/limes & grapefruit with floral notes of honeysuckle, roasted hazelnuts, minerals, flinty, stony, buttery & a hint of toasty oak. Medium bodied with a very good concentration of balanced & smooth textured, complex, rich, fruit flavors of tart apples, sweet pears & lemons/limes with minerals, flinty, stony, honey, buttery & a hint of toasty oak. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well at present and I doubt any further development would occur from additional aging, so drink up! An outstanding Chassagne without any of the typical pre-mox issues.

  • dream wrote: flawed

    December 9, 2007 - Oxidization on the nose. Oxidation on the palate. yet another '96 white Burgundy with cork problems.

  • Joe Belmaati wrote: 85 points

    October 17, 2004 - Medium to mature yellow. Semi-oxidized on the nose with notes of beer, and rubber underneath. In the mouth the wine had ample fatness but little grip. LAcked freshness and vibrancy. As for structure the wine seemed slightly undefined. The general flavour impression was quite nice, and the aftertaste did have some length, however in the grand scope of wine analysis this bottle seemed slightly oxidized. Personally, I could enjoy the wine for what it was, but I guess some people would give this wine a no rating. Certainly adds fuel to the debate on oxidized 1996 White Burgundy wine. Overall, this was a wine I enjoyed quite a bit, but like I said, in a wine analysis sense...
    85 points

  • Anonymous wrote: 89 points

    May 22, 1999 - Pre Auction Wine Tasting w/ Aubert de Villaine (DRC) (NYC): Closed nose. Needs time. An elegant, rather than powerful style of white Burgundy.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 1998, IWC Issue #80 (link)

    (Domaine Jean Noel Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Allen Meadows
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    (Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet "Les Caillerets" 1er Cru White) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type White
  • Producer Jean Noel Gagnard
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Caillerets
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Côte de Beaune
  • Appellation Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 40 (54%)
  • Consumed 34 (46%)

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