WTN: Chateau de Cray 1er Cru Montagny 2001

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WTN: Chateau de Cray 1er Cru Montagny 2001

Postby Bruce Hayes » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:11 am

The wines of Burgundy (both red and wine) remain something of a mystery to me so, every now and again, I will pick up something in an effort to learn. This bottling is one such venture.

Light straw color.

Honey and citrus fruit on the nose.

Creamy and rich, somewhat creme brulee-like, lemon, lime and papaya, offering tangy citrus fruit acid, minerally, peppery and very clean.

Very clean on the finish, peppery with citrus fruit peel.

With time, the wine became tarter, showing more lemon and grapefruit rind.

A fairly big and rich wine, but not heavy, supported on a lean structure.

A very interesting drinking experience.
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Re: WTN: Chateau de Cray 1er Cru Montagny 2001

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:16 pm

Bruce, Clive Coates once wrote that Montagny, in the Cote Chalonnaise, was the best and most substantial white wine of the area (quote). Your notes sound pretty convincing!
Gonna try some Beaujolly this month on Wine Focus??
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