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Domaine Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet Caillerets Premier Cru 2011

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BH 92
Burghound.com
A wonderfully refined and broad-ranging nose displays notes of citrus, dried white flowers, wet stone and a pretty mix of white orchard fruit scents. There is a real sense of underlying tension to the seductively textured mid-palate that tightens up on the focused, bone dry and beautifully intense finish. This is a complete wine that combines the elegance of the Clos St. Jean with the length of the Boudriotte and richness of the Morgeot. Indeed the only apparent nit is a discreet touch of backend warmth but overall this is certainly one to think about.
WS 90
Wine Spectator
A mix of herbs and mineral shades the peach, apple and lemon flavors in this well-defined white. The creamy texture is offset by brisk acidity. Citrus and mineral notes mark the aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2022.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets 2011 from Blain-Gagnard has another slight sulfur issue, though not as bad as the Caillerets from Jean-Noël Gagnard. Citrus lemon, orange rind and yellow flower scents are in situ, but they feel a little smothered at the moment. The palate is very saline on the entry with brisk acidity, while the conservative finish opens nicely with aeration and becomes spicy with lemongrass and shaved ginger infusing the citrus fruit. This is a mercurial Caillerets that probably deserves decanting if you insist on opening a bottle now.
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Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed in 1980 when Jean-Marc Blain (a Sancerrois) married Claudine Gagnard, youngest daughter of Jacques and Marie-Josèphe Gagnard of Domaine Gagnard-Delagrange. The couple runs this venerable domaine with the help of their son Marc-Antonin. Jean-Marc Blain and Claudine Gagnard met while they were both studying oenology at Dijon. The estate's vineyards come mainly from grandparents and other relatives of Claudine, along with a few purchases. The vines are planted in Chardonnay (55%) and the rest in pinot noir, with a small parcel of Passetoutgrain. They now control 20.5 acres of vines in Chassagne-Montrachet, including holdings in three grands crus: Le Montrachet, Batard-Montrachet, and Criots-Batard-Montrachet. 

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A legendary wine region setting the benchmark for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay worldwide, Burgundy is a perennial favorite of many wine lovers. While the concept of ‘terroir’ reigns supreme here—soil type, elevation and angle of each slope—this is a region firmly rooted in tradition. Because of the Napoleonic Code requiring equal distribution of property and land among all heirs, vineyard ownership in Burgundy is extremely fragmented, with some growers responsible for just one or two rows of vines. This system has led to the predominance of the "negociant"—a merchant who purchases fruit from many different growers to vinify and bottle together.

Burgundy’s cool, continental climate and Jurassic limestone soils are perfect for the production of elegant, savory and mineral-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with plenty of acidity. Vintage variation is of particular importance here, as weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable. In some years spring frost and hail must be overcome.

The Côte d’Or, a long and narrow escarpment, forms the heart of the region, split into the Côte de Nuits to the north and the Côte de Beaune to the south. The former is home to many of the world’s finest Pinot Noir wines, while Chardonnay plays a much more prominent role in the latter, though outstanding red and white are produced throughout. Other key appellations include the Côte Chalonnaise, home to great value Pinot Noir and sparkling Crémant de Bourgogne. The Mâconnais produces soft and round, value-driven Chardonnay while Chablis, the northernmost region of Burgundy, is a paradise for any lover of bright, acid-driven and often age-worthy versions of the grape.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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