The eBob thread suggested that we Brits are under-represented here. This inspired me to post:
Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers 2006 - Ramonet
I’m certainly not an active acquirer of 2006s but I recently bought a few of these to try. I thought the village Chassagne I’d bought alongside was 2006, but on inspection it’s 2009! A bottle last night was great, but I’ll leave the others for a while.
Onto the Vergers '06…
Very pale gold. Does it smell of mint? Well, I can nearly convince myself that it does but I’m not totally sure. There’s a whiff of mineral redution at first and ripe citrus blossom notes. On the palate it’s gorgeously silky and sleek, with a cool profile. Yes, there is a slight menthol / mint note giving complexity on the mid-palate. The acidity is pretty low and it perhaps lacks the precision of a more taut vintage, but it’s got good line and a pleasing lick of minerality on the finish which is rich with floral tones.
This is an excellent 2006 for drinking over the next few years. It does have some grip and drive, but really this is all about that creamy texture. I don’t have much experience with Ramonet but on this showing, that’s set to change.
Cheers - Matthew