“Beautifully Detailed,” “Outstanding” 2018 Premier Cru White Burgundy

Winemaker Thomas Morey is as much a part of Chassagne-Montrachet as the bell tower or the fields of vines — his family has lived in the village since 1643. His father Bernard’s wines were considered a reference point for the town, and Thomas’s reputation has grown steadily since he started his domaine in 2007.

His style is one of precision — the wines show the golden intensity for which Chassagne is known, but Morey’s channels a bit of neighboring Puligny’s neatness and detail. His judicious use of oak and careful vinification mean that his wines are more sophisticated and less showy than other wines from Chassagne.

We’re excited to release his premier cru “Embrazées” today, a magnificent wine full of quiet brilliance.

Morey’s Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru “Embrazées” is located on the southern border of Chassagne. The vines here were planted by Thomas’s grandfather in 1961, and now, well past 50 years old, produce grapes with exceptional complexity and intensity. The name “Embrazées” roughly translates to “aglow” or “aflame,” and the wine indeed glows with a smooth sophistication.

The 2018 Embrazées is beautiful — rich and smooth but with Morey’s signature tension and energy. Jasper Morris awarded 91-94 points, finding “sensual ripe fruit perfume.” Burghound called it “outstanding” and noted its “rich and beautifully detailed flavors.”


Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet
1er cru “Les Embrazées” 2018
bottle price: $85

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