There are hard-to-find wines, rare wines, and unicorn wines. The Premier Cru Chassagne Montrachets from Ramonet almost gallop up and poke you with their horn, they are that hard to find! Domaine Ramonet, arguably the greatest practitioner of Chardonnay in Burgundy, or the world, has a miniscule production making these wines extremely rare in the US. Man, does this Ramonet deliver on its promise! Crushed stones, marmalade, meyer lemon zest, and sweet toasty spices abound in this classic Chassagne.
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Boudriotte is already quite expressive, revealing a pretty bouquet of spring flowers, white peach and pastry cream—the prelude to an elegant mid-weight wine with an expansive, elegant, textural profile. It wouldn't be a crime to drink this in its youth. The Boudriotte is generally the most open knit and approachable of Ramonet’s Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Crus, typically being bottled in December, while the more serious 1er and Grand Crus spend additional time in barrel