Château de la Maltroye
Founded in 1941, Château de la Maltroye has grown to become one of the largest estates in Chassagne-Montrachet despite its relatively modest history, producing a splendid range of Premiers Crus.
Jean-Pierre Cornut, current owner and winemaker of Château de la Maltroye, gave up a career in aeronautical engineering to take over the estate in 1993 when his father fell ill. Guided by his engineering background, he introduced a temperature-controlled system and pneumatic presses to provide greater control in the production process. The resounding improvement in quality led Robert M. Parker Jr. to remark: “This is an estate on the verge of fully exploiting its potential”.
Burghound (92)There is just enough reduction present to push what are clearly ripe white orchard fruit aromas to the background so if you're going to try a bottle young, I would advise giving it a thorough aeration. Otherwise there is excellent density to the wonderfully seductive and suave flavors that exhibit fine length and depth on the balanced finale. Lovely. Drinking Window: 2027+