FONTAINE-GAGNARD MONTRACHET 2011
Offered JUNE 12th, 2017
Fontaine-Gagnard Montrachet 2011
12 bottles available
$450 per bottle
97 points View From the Cellar: “As is the case in so many cellars where one is fortunate enough to taste a range of grand crus, the 2011 Fontaine Montrachet is a notable step up from all the other grand crus in the cellar this year. The brilliant nose soars from the glass in a mélange of apple, tangerine, lime zest, beautifully complex and bottomless minerality, pastry cream, apple blossoms and a stylish base of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure and refined on the attack, with a superb core of fruit, simply haunting balance, brisk acids and stunning precision and grip on the endless and dancing finish. What a great wine!”
95 points Burghound: “This beauty possesses the most complex aromatic profile in the range with its broad ranging nose of citrus zest, white flowers, yellow orchard fruit, fennel and spice nuances. The silky yet muscular flavors display imposing size and weight with excellent mid-palate concentration and plenty of minerality on the balanced, driving and almost painfully intense finish. This is a big wine by any standard but particularly so in the context of the 2011 vintage. Plenty of patience will be required but it should be well worth the wait.”
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