2019 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets (750ml)15 6 0 0
An interesting nose combines notes of mineral reduction and exotic fruit hints in the form of white peach and passion fruit, along with pretty spice and floral hints. The finer and more intense medium-bodied flavors exude plenty of minerality on the bitter lemon suffused finish that demonstrates very fine length. This too could use better depth, but more will almost certainly develop if allowed time.
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. Lastly, see the reviews immediately below for the Maison Morey-Coffinet wines. (From vines planted in 1983) (6/2021)