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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.
91-94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2010
Musky, reduced aromas of ginger apple and peach. Sweet on entry, then spicy and tight, with its volume suppressed by a firm acid spine. Showing less volume and ampleur today than a couple of Cournut's top premier crus but this is wonderfully precise and elegant wine.