Robert Parker 90
The 2015 Chassagne Montrachet 1Er Cru Caillerets has a stony, quite austere bouquet at first that needed encouragement from the glass. There is a touch of apricot blossom developing with time though it feels tight-lipped at the moment. The palate is lively with orange zest on the entry, very focused with mineral drive, almost a Chablis-like finish. One of those cases where less is more – watch out for this once in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
Light, bright yellow. Pure but reticent aromas of peach, spices and crushed stone. Savory, dense and mineral-driven; light on its feet but conveys an impression of serious extract. Very classy, austere Caillerets with a pronounced terroir character for this very warm year. Subtly palate-staining, smooth and very long on the finish. A very classy wine with lovely restrained sweetness and excellent depth.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2027