The elegant apricot nose shows a light toastiness that is lifted and charming. The palate is concentrated, with the flair and zip of lively but not fierce acidity. Has a welcome backbone that gives drive and good length. Drink to 2028. 92 points, Stephen Brook (2/2016).
As is usually the case chez Gagnard this is the most elegant wine among the Chassagne 1ers with its cool, pure and airy nose of lemon peel, lavender, apple, pear and soft spice nuances. There is outstanding concentration to the seductive but precise medium-bodied flavours that flash plenty of minerality on the saline and strikingly persistent finish. This is presently quite firmly structured and is going to need at least a decade to reveal its full potential though it should be approachable after only 5 to 6. Burghound.
The 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru les Caillerets has a very detailed, stony, slightly austere bouquet that really articulates the limestone terroir with style. The palate is crisp and taut on the entry with wonderful salinity, very well balanced with a hint of peach and lime coming through on the finish. As I anticipated given this vineyard’s performance at other domaines, this is one of the best premier crus from the domaine. Wine Advocate.
The whites are full-bodied, powerful, and fat, with aromas of almonds (green or toasted, depending on the age of the wine), ripe apples, white flowers, and honey, The finish is remarkably long.
The reds are deeply colored, full-bodied, and often quite fleshy, with classic aroma of cherry or kirsch and blackcurrant. Their firm structure is reminiscent of a wine from the Côte de Nuits.