The 2014 Moreau Maltroie is equally superb this year, jumping from the glass in a blaze of apple, pear, lemon blossoms, a beautifully complex base of soil tones and a bit of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep[, full-bodied and succulent on the attack, with a great core, even better purity and focus and a very, very long, vibrant and perfectly balanced finish. This has excellent structure for aging, but I would be the farm that the vast, vast majority of this beautiful wine is drunk up before its fifth birthday, as it is just so good out of the blocks this year! (Drink between 2016-2035)
Pale straw, the oak is quite prominent but with attractive fruit too which continues nicely on the palate. Very accessible, easy-going wine, both fruit and oak forward.
" This also displays a phenolic hint that doesn't detract from the super-fresh nose of citrus white flower and petrol aromas. The racy and intense middle weight flavors possess fine volume as well though not the same power while delivering excellent length on the sleek and appealing complex finale."
"Slightly high-toned aromas of ripe peach mirabelle honey and resin. A sweet honeyed fruit bomb in the mouth with its impression of sucrosité (actually less than 1.5 grams per liter according to Moreau) leavened by ripe acidity. Boasts excellent definition and lift for its ripe fruit and finishes with a spicy nuance."
Tasted blind at the annual Burgfest tasting Moreau's 2014 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru la Maltroie has a very sophisticated mineral-driven bouquet with scents of yellow flower/persimmon evolving in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and while there is some new oak to be subsumed there is plenty of fruit stacked behind it to suggest this has the legs to run far. One to watch. This did not shine in barrel but seems to be coming good here. -Neal Martin