This First Growth always requires bottle-age to soften, bloom and show its full complexities; the 2018 will be no exception. The vines now average 60 years of age. Pale, lemon-gold in colour, this shows smoky, fine aromas, leading into intense richness on the palate, with more roundness and fat than we are used to from this site – thanks to the marvellous summer. The finish is tender and fine (for drinking 2020-2026+).
2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Boudriotte, Domaine Blain-Gagnard
(£114.10 per magnum)
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