Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet "La Cardeuse" Premier Cru 2018 (Burgundy, France) - [WA 92-94] [J 90-93] [VM 90-92] [BH 88-91]

Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet "La Cardeuse" Premier Cru 2018
(Burgundy, France) - [WA 92-94] [J 90-93] [VM 90-92] [BH 88-91]


Regular price $125.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $35.03
/

WA92 J90 VM90 BH88
Size
Only 7 items in stock!

It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Alex Moreau produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious. 

Cardeuse is a monopole of the Moreaus (owned entirely by them). It's just under 1ha on the southern edge of Chassange that runs in a narrow strip between the border of Remigny and the D113 highway. 

Brothers Alex and Benoit Moreau have been running this impeccable Domaine (now named after their father) in Chassagne-Montrachet since the 1999 vintage. Benoit handles the vineyard work and Alex tackles the cellar work and winemaking. Their work and excellent vineyard sources has their family’s Domaine positioned as one of the best in Burgundy.  Their Chardonnays are full of unique energy that reflects the vineyard source with aplomb. Their red wines are pure, sensual expressions of Pinot Noir's elegance. 

The Domaine was founded in 1809. 

Ratings & Reviews:

92-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru La Cardeuse is deeper and more concentrated, wafting from the glass with aromas of rose petals, red berries, cherries, cinnamon and sweet soil tones. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with superb concentration, ripe tannins and lively acids, concluding with a long, perfumed finish. This is a brilliant wine with a pedigree going back to the 1952 vintage that consumers fixated on the Côte d'Or more famous red wine producing villages overlook to their disadvantage." - William Kelley (Jan 2020)

90-93 Points - Jasper Morris' Inside Burgundy:
"25% new wood. Fine deep rich colour with a spectacular dark fruit bouquet. Starts with blackberries but there is a fresh current of red fruit beneath, very suave, the tannins are fully ripe, excellent length. Muscle behind but the fruit is noble, certainly a wine to keep." (Dec 2019)

90-92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet La Cardeuse Rouge 1er Cru is a monopole of the domaine, part of Morgeot, and includes 50% whole bunch this year. It has a clean, fresh bouquet of blackberry, bilberry and white pepper, all taut and very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannins that frame the peppery black fruit and delivers great length. You can feel the whole-cluster contribution in this wine, but it does not domainite. " - Neal Martin Jan 2020)

88-91 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:
"This is aromatically similar to the old vines cuvée except that it's just a bit more elegant. The supple and rounded middle weight flavors possess a more refined texture thanks to the finer-grained tannins shaping the dusty and notably firmer finish." (Apr 2020)