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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.
93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2010
($167) Musky, precise aromas of citrus fruits, quinine and iodiney minerality. Surprisingly rich and layered following the refined nose but this very suave wine boasts plenty of energy and lift to its flavors of pear, white flowers and crushed stone. Really echoes on the long, scented back end. These vines are 71 years old and those in Batard are 74, according to Cournut.