Very generous of them to share samples of this! They have five very varied, especially in terms of vine age, parcels over 2 ha. 30–40% new oak. Cask sample on lees, to be bottled early 2021. Rather dumb on the nose compared with the Morgeot at the moment. Smooth texture and still extremely youthful with remarkable acidity. They say they are not looking for weight but for elegance and certainly this wine isn’t as hefty as most other Montrachets. It’s rather a shame to taste this now but there is fabulous depth and length and it certainly builds towards the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038
Robert Parker 95.0
The 2019 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche Grand Cru is very promising, wafting from the glass with aromas of orange zest, honeyed pears, white flowers, citrus blossom and toasted almonds. Full-bodied, concentrated and enveloping, it’s rich and layered, with huge depth at the core and a long, saline finish.