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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.
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91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2009
Cool aroma of crushed stone shows an almost medicinal reserve. Rich and silky but quite dry, even youthfully tough, with the medicinal stony minerality carrying through in the mouth. Boasts a lovely fine-grained texture but this is extremely closed. Oddly, this was the first to finish its malolactic fermentation yet it one of the hardest of these 2008s to taste today.