2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanée (750ml)15 6 0 0
Here too there is a hint of mineral reduction on the spicier and more floral-scented nose. There is again excellent intensity and minerality suffusing the succulent but powerful flavors that terminate in a compact, serious and built-to-age finish that is already impressively persistent. This is potentially outstanding and well-worth considering.
Thibault Morey described the 2019 growing season as "one where there was a series of small volume losses that ultimately added up to a consequential amount. I would attribute roughly 10% of the loss to the frost, another 10% to the poor flowering and yet a third 10% to the dehydration. This obviously totals 30% and that's about what we lost, which when expressed in different terms is that our yields in red were 30 hl/ha and around 42 hl/ha in white. I chose to begin picking on the 10th of September and happily the fruit was super-clean and ripe though the potential alcohols were reasonable at between 13 and 13.5%. As to the wines, they're certainly concentrated but because the acidities are firm, they're well-balanced. I like them a great deal as there is so much density that they can actually be enjoyed young but at the same, I see nothing that should prevent them from aging extremely well." As the scores and comments confirm, I was seriously impressed with a number of Morey's 2019s and as he suggests, they should amply repay cellaring. Morey further noted that his 2019 whites were bottled between August 2020 and January 2021. (from a .7 ha parcel of 50+ year old vines)