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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 2012
(just two barrels of this juice, both new): Bright, pale straw-yellow color. Peach, spices, charred oak and smoked meat on the nose. Fat, glyceral and sweet, with the oak element contributing to the impression of layered texture. The smoky oak element carries through on the powerful, mounting, lightly tannic finish. This will need at least five years in bottle to absorb its new oak but the wood component appears to be in balance with the wine's fruit.