2010 Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet "La Boudriotte" 1er Cru
Jean-Pierre Cournut unequivocally calls the 2010 vintage "the best that I have ever made."
Jean-Pierre's grandfather bought this historic estate in the 1940s, along with its 15 hectares of vines and gorgeous 18th century château. Two of these hectares are classsified as Santenay with the remainder in Chassagne. 40% of the vineyards are planted to red wines, and the red and white wines have their own separate cuveries and cellars.
Ten years of bottle age have this beautiful, nowadays rare red Chassagne-Montrachet in the perfect drinking spot.
"This isn't as refined as the Clos St. Jean but it's more complex with abundant earth and pepper scents adding breadth to the red currant and plum aromas. There is good size, weight, concentration and richness to the moderately powerful medium weight flavors that possess plenty of structure-buffering extract, all wrapped in a mouth coating and solidly intense finish. A serious effort that should repay mid-term cellaring. Drink 2017+." Outstanding / 90-92 Points - Burghound.com