TN: 2018 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers

  • 2018 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru (10/1/2023)
    Smoky mineral reduction and white peach aromas. Bold and generous, silky and sensual, with flesh and minerality to burn. Lovely balance, some Ramonet spearmint and a touch of graphite showing on the long finish.

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Ramonet made very good wines in 2018. In both colors!


can’t think of a Ramonet year where I wasn’t impressed. Back to 83.

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I’ve heard several recent reports of Premox on vintages as young at 17 and 18.

They are still using cork right?

Very fortunate. With this most irregular of producers I would be drinking up no matter what vintage, though one has a better chance with pre-96 bottles.
No such problems with the lovely reds.

Yes cork. Never had premox on Ramonet here, but admittedly I haven’t had hundreds of bottles.

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I’ve had many a premoxed Ramonet, the worst a 96 Monty I wanted to share with a friend. First bottle was perfect, next 3 hopelessly oxidized. Other Ramonet wines also premoxed, but the highs keep me coming back.

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You sound like a Deadhead or Van Morrison fan! :joy:

Or a NY Jets/Giants season ticket holder …

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more like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and that football.

Where I have a decent sample set, I have had the odd oxidised bottle from every producer that bottles under natural cork, including d’Auvenay, DRC and whilst rare, even Coche and Raveneau. Ramonet have had their fair share but as a percentage of what I have drunk over the years, they aren’t that high.

I have never, ever had an oxidised wine under screwcap (and have opened several thousand bottles sealed with screwcap). As I have mentioned so many times, we had massive problems with oxidised wines in Australia through the 90’s and early noughties. The switch to screwcap fixed this.


Is there any prospect whatever of an alternative closure chez Ramonet?
A few years ago on opening several grand 96s they were all found to be utterly destroyed, the blue and white corks coated heavily with paraffin. The only wine that had survived was the St Aubin Charmois, which had a ‘normal’ cork. Quite mad.

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Love Ramonet wines but am not sure about the 2015s. Drank a couple when they were young and have let the rest sit since to get more mature.