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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 | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2010
($140) Pale yellow. Pear and crushed stone on the nose. Quite ripe but serious and classically dry, with pear and stone flavors lifted by an almost peppery element. Really spreads out and lingers on the youthfully austere back end. This needs some time.