Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru is a highly respected appellation located in Chassagne-Montrachet. It is inarguably the best 1er Cru given its location - neighboring the prestigious Le Montrachet but comparatively flatter with heavier soil, and share a lot of characteristics with the very top examples in Cote de Beaune. With a total surface area of just 1.17ha, this 1er Cru appellation was almost classed as a Grand Cru under the name ”Blanchot-Batard-Montrachet” like its neighbour Les Criots which was classified under the denomination of "Criots-Batard-Montrachet".
Despite being such a small vineyard, there are a few producers who produce this wine separately including Darviot-Perrin, Morey-Coffinet, Jean Gagnard, and Jean-Claude Bachelet. We were lucky to have enjoyed a bottle of Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru 2015 from Jean-Claude Bachelet at a restaurant when we visited Puligny-Montrachet last year - an excellent pick by a negotiant who we have worked with for years - and it has given us a delightful, lasting impression which still brings a smile to our faces when we recall the experience. It is an excellent Chardonnay with extensive sensational touches; a very heavy, complex yet enjoyable wine to drink. Sadly the bottle was on the restaurant wine list and it has been nearly impossible to find elsewhere.
Since then, we have been keeping this bottle on our radar and have searched extensively of this wine so we are extremely excited to secure a parcel of 2009 and also a few loose bottles of 2013, 2015 and 2016 which have now all arrived in our warehouse and ready for delivery! We popped open the 2009 to taste in February and it was also very impressive (detailed tasting notes shared below).
Starting from HK$1,180 per bottle, please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to take a few bottles as there is very limited stock (especially for 2013, 2015 and 2016). We would suggest that you could go for 3 vintages to hold a mini-vertical tasting at home and you would be able to enjoy free delivery too -
Jean-Claude Bachelet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru 2009
HK$1,180 per bottle, 19 bottles available
94pts Burgundy Cave
Shows a lot of vintage influence offering a lot of warm elements such as apricot, orange, and gasoline. It is energetically geared up with vibrancy and complexity that runs above many Premier Crus at this stage. There is also a memorable saltiness in the finish which remains in the palate for at least 20 seconds…
Jean-Claude Bachelet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru 2013
HK$1,390 per bottle
Jean-Claude Bachelet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru 2015
HK$1,450 per bottle
Jean-Claude Bachelet Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchot du Dessus 1er Cru 2016
HK$1,450 per bottle
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