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Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Blanc "Les Ruchottes" Premier Cru 2016 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [AG 90+] [WS 90] [RP 90] [BH 90]
Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Blanc "Les Ruchottes" Premier Cru 2016 (Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France) - [AG 90+] [WS 90] [RP 90] [BH 90]


 
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Winery: Domaine Ramonet
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Chassagne Montrachet, Beaune, Burgundy, France
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: RAMONETCHASSAGNERUCHOTTES16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Only a few producers use this vineyard, and certainly Ramonet’s Ruchottes are standout - often competing with neighboring Grands Crus. It is located East of “La Grande Montagne” or the hill close by, and owes its name to the loose rocks or “Ruchottes” which accumulated from the hill over time. It was the Domaine’s first purchase in 1930 and it contains some of the oldest vines in Ramonet’s stock; through consistent replanting, this “Ruchottes” is of very high quality, with an opulent texture and perfumy character. Tasting the wine reveals concentration and abundance of dry extract that has few peers in white Burgundy. Generous oak is intertwined with notes of caramel and Indian spices, embedded in a fine texture and rich body. Vines were replanted in 1972.

Color: Golden

Aroma: Lemon and pastry aromas with a perfumy character.

Taste: Concentration and abundance of dry extract. Generous oak is intertwined with notes of caramel and Indian spices, embedded in a fine texture and rich body.
Ratings & Reviews


94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Ruchottes is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of Anjou pear, iodine, tangerine oil and wet stones, subtly framed by a delicate touch of new wood. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, ample and satiny, with excellent concentration, incisive acids and a long, precise finish. This is more old-fashioned than the 2014 rendition, and if that wine resembles the domaine's 2010, this has more affinities with the 2008." - William Kelley (4th Jan 2019)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A creamy version, featuring peach, butterscotch, baking spice and lemon flavors. Still a bit reserved, with the citrus element gaining intensity as this builds to a lingering finish. Best from 2021 through 2029. 80 cases imported." - BS (Issue Sep 30, 2019)

92+ Points - Vinous:
"Pale, bright yellow-green. Aromas of lemon, lime, fresh apple and crushed rock. A step up in generosity of texture"and perhaps concentration as well"from the Caillerets, with its citrus and stone flavors complicated by an element of wild herbs. Broad and dense but uncompromisingly dry, this youthfully unevolved wine finishes with a faint edge of grapefruit skin bitterness." Stephen Tanzer - (Sep 2018)

92 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"Smoke-tinged aromas are comprised mostly by white-fleshed fruit, citrus rind and pretty floral elements that are trimmed in just a touch of oak toast. The rich, concentrated and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors brim with sappy dry extract that also buffers the succulent, even opulent finish where the citrus-suffused acidity maintains the near-perfect balance save for a subtle trace of warmth. Interestingly, given the superb aging potential this wine typically possesses, this is really quite forward though as I mentioned the balance is so good that this should evolve effortlessly. I should further note that at present the depth isn't particularly impressive though more is almost certainly on the way." - (Jun 10, 2019)


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