Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Clos Saint Jean Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay

9.234 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Chassagne-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Charles York

Key lime, meringue. Stone. Dried lemon rind dry finish. Delicious

Key lime, meringue. Stone. Dried lemon rind dry finish. Delicious

Nov 5th, 2021
Masafi

Tasted on 5 October 2019

Tasted on 5 October 2019

May 28th, 2020
Sabrina Schatz

Not sure about this one... I wanted to love it

Not sure about this one... I wanted to love it

Feb 9th, 2015
Keith Crump

A wonderful example of how the French embrace Chardonnay a rich mouth with balanced acidity some oak notes with great length

A wonderful example of how the French embrace Chardonnay a rich mouth with balanced acidity some oak notes with great length

Nov 26th, 2018
Attilio Pagli

Minerale, lungo e vibrante

Minerale, lungo e vibrante

Nov 16th, 2018
CelebrateLife!

Great nose well integrated

Great nose well integrated

Apr 2nd, 2017
William Baker

Great wine with good balance of acidity and Oak. Elegant and medium bodied with slight overtones of vanilla and lemon. Wonderful wine

Great wine with good balance of acidity and Oak. Elegant and medium bodied with slight overtones of vanilla and lemon. Wonderful wine

Apr 9th, 2015
R T
9.0

2015.03.29 ワイン研究会にて

2015.03.29 ワイン研究会にて

Mar 31st, 2015
Paul Spadafora

Pepper, spice and lemon on the nose, citrus, pear. Drier and less buttery than most Chardonnay I've had.

Pepper, spice and lemon on the nose, citrus, pear. Drier and less buttery than most Chardonnay I've had.

Apr 25th, 2014
Albert Yeo

Overview

The vineyard of Clos St Jean is probably more famous for its red wines but here, Richard Fontaine has made something quite exceptional. The aromas are fine and clean, open and certainly give an idea of what's going to happen on the palate. There it is rich and full flavoured whilst retaining great elegance, the fruit is ripe and clean with the oak being superbly integrated and the mineral notes that are evident giving the wine a further dimension. A big finish stays on the palate well and allows the minerality to develop which in turn will make it a wonderful food partner. A truly exceptional wine.

Overview

The vineyard of Clos St Jean is probably more famous for its red wines but here, Richard Fontaine has made something quite exceptional. The aromas are fine and clean, open and certainly give an idea of what's going to happen on the palate. There it is rich and full flavoured whilst retaining great elegance, the fruit is ripe and clean with the oak being superbly integrated and the mineral notes that are evident giving the wine a further dimension. A big finish stays on the palate well and allows the minerality to develop which in turn will make it a wonderful food partner. A truly exceptional wine.

Oct 16th, 2013