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About Chateau de la Maltroye
Old-timers in Chassagne remember times when the wines and vineyards here weren't nearly so coveted. When the Cournut family purchased the estate in 1940, the 6.5 acre plot behind the house was a vegetable garden. Today, the beautiful vines that run 200 meters down the hill behind the Chateau make up the priceless Maltroye 1er Cru holding, offering wines that sell for $70-$100/bottle.
92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2008
($175-$300) Stony, dry aromas of iodine and white flowers. Juicy and tightly wound, with a strong stony character keeping the wine's fruit under wraps. Finishes with a whiplash of energy and superb persistence. This calls for several years of cellaring. Incidentally, Cournut told me he's currently enjoying his 2001 Dents de Chien and his 2000 Batard.