Nestled side by side just south of the city of Beaune, three neighboring towns represent the crown jewels of White Burgundy: Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, and Meursault. This trio produces the finest whites in Burgundy, which most consider the greatest white wines in the world.
The three towns stretch only 6 miles from end to end, but their individual characters are distinct. Meursault produces rich, lush wines with dense mouthfeel and notes of pears and wildflowers. Puligny-Montrachet is known for its tension-filled, angular wines, showing structure and precision in their youth. The wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are the most approachable young, with baked lemon bouquets, and full, firm mouthfeel.
The wine press has heralded the 2014 vintage as one of the finest for White Burgundy in many years. All three of these 2014s are elegant wines that represent the pinnacle of chardonnay.
BOYER Meursault “Narvaux” 2014
Vincent Boyer is a rising star in Burgundy, gaining scores consistently in the 90s. His Meursaults are classic expressions of the village — intense, mouthfilling wines balanced by electric energy. His 2014 Narvaux shows extraordinary balance, with notes of white flowers, peach, and pear.
THOMAS Puligny-Montrachet 1er cru 2014
Gérard Thomas and his daughters make quietly excellent wines from their domaine in Saint-Aubin. Their premier cru Puligny-Montrachet shows cool, crisp lemon and toast in the nose. The mouth exhibits the beautiful angularity for which the village is known, with a clean, pure freshness that should carry it for many years to come.
BELLAND Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru 2014
Roger Belland’s premier cru Chassagne-Montrachet is unusually lush and aromatic. The wine’s exotic bouquet leaps from the glass, with notes of pear, hazelnut, and baked lemon. Grown in a monopole vineyard first planted in 1421, this is classic and delicious Chassagne-Montrachet.
CROWN JEWELS OF WHITE BURGUNDY
4x BOYER-MARTENOT Meursault ’14: $60
4x THOMAS Puligny-Montrachet 1er ’14: $56
4x BELLAND Chassagne-Montrachet 1er ’14: $78
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