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Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2018

 The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge is made from a blend of 50-year-old vines; this sample came from tank. It has quite an intense black currant and bilberry scented bouquet. The crisp palate is well balanced with slightly chewy tannins, the 10% new oak just lending a little midpalate depth, and a little peppery thanks to the 30% whole cluster fruit (a little more than in previous years). Delicious. 2024-2032

 Vinous - Neal Martin

Renowned for its white wines, it is not well known that currently 50% of the Chassagne-Montrachet village is planted to pinot noir; in recent decades it was as much as 75%. The drop in pinot noir plantings is likely due to the reputation of Montrachet white burgundy combined with the village’s consistent production of high-quality white wines, enabling an increase in chardonnay plantings to continue unabated.

(from 35+ year old vines). Bursting with aromas of rose petals, berries, spices and blood orange, the 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge is medium to full-bodied, charming and succulent, with a perfumed core of fruit, powdery tannins and a nicely defined finish. Vinfied with 30% whole cluster and finishing up at 13.1% alcohol, this delicious Chassagne is one of the sleepers of the vintage. 2020-2040

The Wine advocate - William Kelley