From a parcel planted in 1954, the 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Tête du Clos has turned out very well this year, offering up aromas of citrus oil, fresh bread, green mango and confit lemon. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural but incisive, with fine depth at the core, ripe but racy acids and a long, mineral finish. 92-94+ points – William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Tête du Clos is a sub-climate of Morgeot and one of this AOC’s very finest sites. Here, at the apex of the vineyard, bordered by La Romanée to the north and Embrazées to the southwest, the soil is very rocky and white, giving a more mineral and tensile expression of Chassagne. Dancer’s parcel comes from vines planted in 1954 and gifts a ‘liquid-limestone’ expression of Tête du Clos. You can think of it as the Chassagne equivalent of the Meursault Perrières. Shimmering with chalky energy and fruit notes of ripe stone fruit, blood orange and blossom, its mineral core is swathed in seductive, fleshy fruit. Super long and super classy.