A spicy, savory version, with a core of peach and citrus flavors, all backed by bright acidity. Creamy and well-integrated, offering a tangy aftertaste that leans toward the spice theme. Excellent length. Drink now through 2022. 75 cases imported. Score: 92 points -- Wine Spectator, Sep 2015
The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers has a well-defined, mineral core of fruit with touches of dried herbs. It is tightly wound at the moment, but it unfurls in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with a pretty apricot and candied orange peel entry. The oak is well-integrated and lends it a harmonious, slightly creamy veneer toward the composed finish. Very fine.
This was my first visit chez Domaine Marc Morey, located in the heart of the village of Chassagne. They are one of several Morey’s in the village that stem from Fernand Morey, who settled their in 1919 and opened a revered restaurant. He was joined by his son Marc in 1944; then by his own daughter Marie-Josephe and her husband Bernard Mollard in 1977. And finally the person who met me at their winery, their daughter Sabine. Like many in the village, the emphasis here is upon Chardonnay, which occupies just over seven of their nine hectares. They have adopted a lutte raisonnee approach to viticulture in recent years, with a ten-month elevage for their white usually employing around 30% new oak. Their underground cellar had recently been refitted with a rather chichi, grotto-like tasting room. Sabine has certainly stepped the wines up a level in recent vintages. These 2012s were generally commendable follow-ups to her impressive 2011s. Both village crus see 15% new oak. Score: (89-91) points -- Wine Advocate, Dec 2013