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Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 2008

Joseph Drouhin Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 750ml 2008     
Sku: 1576516*

This world-famous estate belongs to one of the oldest and most aristocratic French families : the Marquis de Laguiche. Out of the 14 different owners, the Marquis de Laguiche family is propriétaire of the largest portion of Le Montrachet, entirely located in Puligny (according to many authorities, the better side). It has been in their hands since 1363. It is ironical that the hillside of Montrachet, producing Burgundy`s most prestigious white wine (and in some say the world`s most complex), should look so unprepossessing. The etymology of the place-name is actually instructive : the word rachet refers to a poor type of soil where only scrawny bushes can grow. It is therefore on this "poor, hard, infertile" soil, which geologists call Bathonian limestone, that the Chardonnay grape develops this unique "terroir" character.

Tasting notes
Nose rather excessive of flowers, of hot croissant andpreserved lemon, evolving to the ageing towards nuances of roasted hazelnuts and of spice. The long finish leaves the palate with flavors of bread of spices.

 Vinous 93 points (Sep 2010)
Very ripe aromas of sweet stone fruits and clove. Very fat, rich and stuffed with fruit; a distinctly round style of Montrachet with an exotic aspect. This mounts impressively on the back end, finishing very rich and very long. The acidity is higher than that of the 2007, notes winemaker Jerome Faure-Brac, but so is the pH. And this is more generous.

Technical notes
Site : in the southern part of the Cote de Beaune, the estate of the Marquis de Laguiche is entirely located on the Puligny side of the appellation. A very mild slope and a great south-east exposure. History & tradition: at every period of history, a few vineyards have been considered heirloom treasures for their incomparable quality. The Montrachet of Marquis de Laguiche belongs to this Pantheon. This property (2.06 hectares - 5.15 acres) is actually the largest parcel of the Montrachet vineyard and has been in the hands of the Laguiche family since 1363. The Drouhin family is in charge of its cultivation and vinification and, since 1947, has spread and preserved its worldwide renown. Soil: brown-red earth, strewn with white, polished limestone pebble. The word ”rachet” in Montrachet means infertile land, where nothing can grow.

Food pairing
The wine in bottles blossoms with 4 to 6 years of age. It can be served with shellfish, fishes in sauce, fatty livers, white meats. A great aperitif.

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Cote de Beaune
Appellation: Puligny Montrachet
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
Classification: Grand Cru
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