2019 Domaine Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Abbaye de Morgeot"
Lightish, the bottle glitters pale gold and gives a classic yet contemporary Burgundian balance with unique Chassagne minerality. With strength and certain richness, fresh white/orange fruits, white/orange flowers, and honey, the medium-bodied wine is aged 15 months before bottling. Rarely have I sampled Louis Jadot Abbaye de Morgeot this new and young because mostly are consumed earlier than they should for the low cost and great value. Nevertheless, it is challenging to resist cracking a bottle. The bottle is still young, with another five years+ to go.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne- Montrachet is one of the 5 villages of the prestigious Côte de Blancs. These Premier Cru soils are mainly made from brown clay and limestone, facing east and southeast. Chassagne- Montrachet Premier Cru vineyards cover an area of 160 hectares.
Abbaye de Morgeot is situated south of the commune, around the old abbey, planted on deep soil composed of marl and limestone.
Scores are stable and reasonably high. For example,
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, who writes.' Notes of orange oil, fresh pastry, pear and warm bread preface the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot (Domaine Louis Jadot), a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping wine that's lively and charming, with a generous core of fruit girdled by lively acids. (WK) (1/2021)
93 points Vinous, comments, 'The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er Cru has a lovely bouquet of orange blossom, freshly sliced pear and light nectarine aromas, plus a hint of praline in the background. The palate is well balanced with a honeyed opening, quite rich in style, and yet there is wonderful tension. Appealing tropical notes of passion fruit and guava on the finish. This will be irresistible once bottled. (NM) (12/2020)'
94 Points Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy: "The vines are in a cuvette, which maybe helps to hold back ripening in this clay rich soil. Medium to full yellow. A richer heavier nose here, very satisfying nonetheless, as is the palate, all in white fruit, clothed in its oak. The persistence is certainly there. Not for the faint-hearted, but a very good wine in 2019. We like Morgeot this year. Tasted: October 2020."