Domaine Amiot Guy et Fils

Les Macherelles Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.019 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

On the nose; flint/sulfur, cut dry grass, green apple, lemon, lime, notes of overripe pineapple, honeysuckle, green herbs Jasmine and yellow lilies. On the palate; green apple, lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, green dry herbs, flint/sulfur, honeysuckle, Jasmine & yellow lilies, grainy minerals, good chalkiness, saline, nice round acidity and round, rich, long finish. Photos of; Domaine Guy Amoit et Fils, their barrel cellar and Guy & Thierry Amiot and a picturesque shot in Chassagne-Montrachet. Producer notes and history...Domaine Amiot was founded in Chassagne-Montrachet in 1920 by Arsene Amiot when he acquired select parcels of vines or “climats” in Chassagne including Vergers, Caillerets, Clos St. Jean and in what is today Le Montrachet. Under Arsene, Domaine Amiot became one of the first Domaines in Burgundy to bottle their own production. In the 1930’s, the domaine passed to Aresene’s son, Pierre, who continued to add top sites such as Champsgains, Macherelles, Maltroie and their tiny parcel in Puligny, Les Demoiselles. Pierre’s son, Guy, took the reins in 1985 and solidified the reputation of the Domaine for producing wines of exceptional quality from an impressive array of top vineyard sites. Guy’s son Thierry took over the winemaking in 2003 and continues the tradition of expressing the unique character of each vineyard site while constantly seeking to improve the quality of the wines. Les Macherelles is located on the farest side of Chassagne-Montrachet close to Puligny-Montrachet.

On the nose; flint/sulfur, cut dry grass, green apple, lemon, lime, notes of overripe pineapple, honeysuckle, green herbs Jasmine and yellow lilies. On the palate; green apple, lemon, lime, overripe pineapple, green dry herbs, flint/sulfur, honeysuckle, Jasmine & yellow lilies, grainy minerals, good chalkiness, saline, nice round acidity and round, rich, long finish. Photos of; Domaine Guy Amoit et Fils, their barrel cellar and Guy & Thierry Amiot and a picturesque shot in Chassagne-Montrachet. Producer notes and history...Domaine Amiot was founded in Chassagne-Montrachet in 1920 by Arsene Amiot when he acquired select parcels of vines or “climats” in Chassagne including Vergers, Caillerets, Clos St. Jean and in what is today Le Montrachet. Under Arsene, Domaine Amiot became one of the first Domaines in Burgundy to bottle their own production. In the 1930’s, the domaine passed to Aresene’s son, Pierre, who continued to add top sites such as Champsgains, Macherelles, Maltroie and their tiny parcel in Puligny, Les Demoiselles. Pierre’s son, Guy, took the reins in 1985 and solidified the reputation of the Domaine for producing wines of exceptional quality from an impressive array of top vineyard sites. Guy’s son Thierry took over the winemaking in 2003 and continues the tradition of expressing the unique character of each vineyard site while constantly seeking to improve the quality of the wines. Les Macherelles is located on the farest side of Chassagne-Montrachet close to Puligny-Montrachet.

Aug 26th, 2017
Justin Timsit, MS

Wine Director, The Rittenhouse

9.0

At its peak. Acid is hidden behind a dense powerful core of honeysuckle, wax, mushroom, hazelnuts and brie rind. Drink now.

At its peak. Acid is hidden behind a dense powerful core of honeysuckle, wax, mushroom, hazelnuts and brie rind. Drink now.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2015
Jeff Sarfino

VP Sales and Marketing Lanterna Distributors, inc

9.1

1er Cru cru Les Macherelles with the right viscosity and a lush finish

1er Cru cru Les Macherelles with the right viscosity and a lush finish

Jan 13th, 2015
Ed Chin

Bright acidity with good accompanying fruit that leans to almost tropical.

Bright acidity with good accompanying fruit that leans to almost tropical.

Sep 10th, 2019
Bonnie Chu

Light butter

Light butter

Sep 17th, 2018
Douglas Barnes

It made our 25th. a fabulous night out.

It made our 25th. a fabulous night out.

Nov 24th, 2015
Ted
6.1

Had much higher expectations. Not very good at all kind if a tar aftertaste. Ok what's next

Had much higher expectations. Not very good at all kind if a tar aftertaste. Ok what's next

Aug 6th, 2014
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 2 years ago

Eric had this 2 years ago

Dec 28th, 2017
Robert Poirier

Robert had this 3 years ago

Robert had this 3 years ago

Apr 8th, 2017
Corey Reis

Corey had this 4 years ago

Corey had this 4 years ago

Apr 1st, 2016