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Domaine Blain Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Boudriotte 2013
The 2013 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Boudriotte has a much more introspective, almost sullen bouquet compared to the Clos Saint Jean – faint dry herb/tertiary scents. The palate is taut and linear, a little conservative perhaps with a light marine influence toward the saline finish (again, that almost Muscadet-like saltiness lingering on the aftertaste.) There is something enigmatic about this Chassagne, and I suspect it will blossom and meliorate with bottle age.
The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.