Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet la Romanée 2016
|Region||France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune|
|Brand||Chateau de la Maltroye|
International Wine CellarPale, bright yellow. Aromas of orange oil, mint, menthol and crushed stone. Juicy, intense citrus fruit flavors are complicated by saline minerality. Not yet especially complex but sharply delineated, dry and classic, finishing with excellent subtle length. Cournut uses about 35% new oak for most of his premier crus but more like 60% to 70% for this wine and the Dents de Chien.
BurghoundThe hallmark innate exoticism of La Romanée is on display with its notes of white peach, gardenia, lychee nut and citrus scents that are trimmed in just enough wood to warrant mentioning. I very much like the gorgeous mouth feel of the medium-bodied flavors that culminate in an almost delicate and sneaky long finish. While this can sometimes be bold and robust, in 2016 this is a wine of finesse and refinement.