TN: 2006 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

  • 2006 Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (2/6/2010)
    From a 375ml paired with Teochew food at Mong Hing. Boy, was this good. Straight out from the bottle, it had an expressive, attractive nose, with minerally bits, white fruit shaded with yellow notes, earthy notes, and a whiff of meadow flowers, all layered with a dollop of honey and a touch of cream. Real charming, with plenty of complexity to boot. There was more creamy butter and honey tones on the palate, along with lots of freshness running through flavours of ripe lemons and sweet apples, with a minerally stream riding into a nicely lengthy finish that showed sweet cream and lemon curd notes. Like many 2006’s, this was an obviously big wine, but it had good definition and typical Fontaine-Gagnard grace. Very juicy and yummy, but there was just a bit of a tough, minerally spine sticking out rather too sharply at points. Even from a 375ml, this obviously needs time to tame. It was a really nice wine though and, when paired with a Teochew steamed promfret, absolutely gorgeous. I do not think I have ever had a bad bottle from Fontaine-Gagnard, and this one just extended the run. (92 pts.)

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