Thomas Morey makes some of the most delicate white Burgundies we know. Far from the rich, opulent style of the past decades, Morey’s Chassagnes are refined, subtle, and sophisticated. Burgundy expert Jasper Morris MW calls them “very pure, precise and elegant,” as well as “excellent.”
At the village level, Morey’s Chassagne-Montrachet draws from 14 plots across the appellation. Morey explained to us he feels it’s important to have a cuvée that represents his town (where his family has lived for five centuries) as a whole. But at the premier cru level, Morey bottles each plot separately — and after one taste of today’s Embrazées you’ll see why.
Embrazées is a premier cru in the Morgeot sector of Chassagne, a neighborhood known for its bold, round wines. This lush terroir combined with Morey’s precise style makes this cuvée extraordinary. The name Embrazées roughly translates to “aglow” or “aflame,” and the wine indeed glows with intensity and a smooth sophistication.
Burghound was blown away, calling it “outstanding,” awarding 93 points, and concluding “This is really lovely and a wine of finesse and punch.” Jasper Morris also awarded 93 points, finding it “delicious.” We found notes of peach, hazelnut, and lemon — it’s at once rich, intense, and tightly coiled: a masterful exercise in restraint. Serve with lobster and butter.
This should improve for 3-5 years, but in a decanter today it’s not a wine you’ll soon forget.
1er cru “Embrazées” 2019
bottle price: $92