2014 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos Cailleret (750ml)

2014 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Clos Cailleret (750ml)

Regular price $249.95 Sale

93 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

Here too there is a whiff of matchstick character to the pure, restrained and cool aromas of citrus, white flower, apple and soft pear scents. There is a terrific sense of underlying tension to the elegant and equally pure middle weight flavors that brim with minerality on the bone dry, intense and linear finish. This is presently exceptionally tightly wound and it's clear that this is built for the long-term as it's going to require every bit of a decade of cellaring for it to reach its full peak and 12 to 15 years would not surprise me. In a word, excellent.

There has been an important change in the operations of this storied domaine as Noël Ramonet has withdrawn, ostensibly because of succession planning. The vineyards remain with the domaine however and I was told that Noël is still farming them and then selling the fruit to Jean-Claude. As a practical matter not much has changed as Jean-Claude was essentially in charge for several years now. This has also resulted in a change of names as the domaine is now called Domaine Jean-Claude Ramonet. We will see if this portends other changes going forward but I seriously doubt that there will be anything major.  (6/2017)