Sooner or later most white burgundy lovers make the pilgrimage to the village of Chassagne-Montrachet and pay a visit to the Domaine Ramonet. Legendary wines frequently emerge from these cellars and for that reason, only the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti's Montrachet sells for a higher price than that of Ramonet. However, other wines in their portfolio often make a more sensible purchase.
"The toasted mineral-scented 2000 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Ruchottes is an outstanding wine. Medium to full-bodied and broad, it coats the palate with raspberries, smoky pears, apples, and minerals. Broad, satin-textured, and persistent in the finish, this is a gorgeous, lush wine."
The Wine Advocate
"Subtly musky, rather cool aromas of minerals, flowers, mint and smoke. Rich, broad and mouthfilling yet still rather closed and unforthcoming. Very dry flavors of lime and flowers. Best today on the back end, which shows sneaky persistence and a lovely floral aspect.
International Wine Cellar
"Mature white fruit, citrus and slightly earthy aromas introduce big, rich, full-bodied, sappy and well-delineated flavors that are underpinned by a certain minerality and fine acid/fruit balance on the very long finish. This is not the densest Ruchottes that Ramonet has ever made but it is harmonious and utterly delicious. I have had several pre-mox experiences but this last bottle was beautiful and drinking perfectly now."
"A clean, pure and refined '00, medium-bodied and not showing much midpalate intensity, but it balances the fruit, oak and acidity nicely. "