Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Maltroie 2019
'The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet La Maltroye 1er Cru has an expressive bouquet with Granny Smith apples, sliced pear, crushed rock and a touch of white peach. The palate is full of energy thanks to that silver bead of acidity. Very harmonious with just a hint of albumen towards the long and tender finish. Give this 2-3 years for that oak to fully assimilate.'
Neal Martin - Vinous
" Revealing aromas of white flowers, crisp green apple, nutmeg and wheat toast, Moreau's 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie is medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural, with fine depth at the core, bright acids and a precise, saline finish. As I have written before, this is a climat that seems to combine some of the characteristics of Chenevottes and Vergers. Between the spring frost and a protracted flowering, Alex Moreau reported that yields at this address were appreciably diminished, ranging from a decidedly low 25 hectoliters per hectare to a moderate 40. Harvest began here on September 7, and alcohols top out at 13.4%. Fermentations were a little fast for Alex's liking, but this is once again a superb range, meriting a place in any well-stocked Burgundy cellar. Serious and concentrated, these 2019s evoke the domaine's 2015s, but if anything they're even better balanced. An unusually hurried schedule, compressed by France's second COVID-19 lockdown, precluded revisiting the bottled 2018s, an oversight that will be remedied later this year—from my own cellar, if necessary. In any case, as ever, any wine bearing the Moreau label comes warmly recommended."
William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
'Firm reduction dominates the nose at present. Otherwise there is fine verve and freshness to the dense, powerful and sappy medium-bodied flavors that also possess a lovely texture before terminating in a rich yet reasonably precise finale that is sufficiently structured to reward 6 to 10 years of keeping. " Outstanding!
Allen Meadows - Burghound