Background information


  • In vintage 1995: used batonnage, apparently once every 10 days, until the end of ML fermentaton.
  • In vintage 1996: used batonnage; stirred lees every 10 days; continued stirring "longer than usual" in 96 but discontinued at unspecified date prior to end of May 1997.
  • In vintage 1999: stirred the lees every 10 days.
  • In vintage 2000: per Allen Meadows: "elected to extend the élevage period by several months in 2000 because he believed the wines would benefit from more bâtonnage and thus did not bottle the upper level wines until December."
  • In vintage 2002: stirred the lees every ten days or so until the end of the malolactic fermentation.
  • In vintage 2004: Target level of free SO2 raised to 40 ppm for this and subsequent vintages
  • In vintage 2006: almost no batonnage.

Wines

1992

Montrachet (Nov 2008) shot, undrinkable, dark golden color, tasted like a sherried Sauternes [Alan Weinberg]

1995


  • Chassagne Les Caillerets (May 2005); Slightly oxidized, not bad to drink [Frank Drew]
  • Chassagne Les Vergers (August 2003): Not oxidized; quite rich, fairly good, but not really my style [Frank Drew]

1996


  • Chassagne Les Vergers (Dec 2006): Not oxidized; rich, creamy, surprisingly oaky [Frank Drew]
  • Puligny Demoiselles (Jan 2005): young + fresh, not oxidized [Lewis Dawson]
  • Puligny Demoiselles (14 Oct 2005): oxidised, undrinkable [Don Cornwell]
  • Puligny Demoiselles (Feb 2006): 1st bottle oxidized and undrinkable. 2nd bottle semi-oxidized, drinkable but not what it should be [Lewis Dawson]

1999

  • Chassagne Caillerets(Mar 09): Not oxidized, minerals, fresh, very good [Hillard Sharf]

2000

  • Puligny Les Demoiselles (March 2008): Not oxidised (but fairly ordinary) [Paul Dellar]
  • Puligny Les Demoiselles (Feb 2009): Not oxidised, better than the previous bottle [Paul Dellar]
  • Chassagne Les Vergers (June 2008): Not oxidized; excellent; last of ten bottles, only only one of which was questionable [David Honig]
  • Chassagne Les Vergers (Feb-Aug 2009): Four bottles, progressively more advanced; the last two clearly oxidized [David Honig]

2002

Chassagne Caillerets (Oct 09 to May 10). 4/6 bottles undrinkable due to premox.1 ok. 1 drinkable .
( Michael Noble)
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Aug 2008) not oxidized [Dale Williams]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Mar 2008) oxidized, or at least far enough down the path for it be noticeably bad [Alex Williamson]
  • Chassagne Clos St. Jean (May and October 2008): Two bottles; not oxidized, quite young [David Honig]
  • Chassagne Les Vergers (Aug 2006): Not oxidized, still youthful. [Joe Durnell]
  • Chassagne Les Vergers (Oct 2007): Not oxidized, maybe a touch more advanced than the previous bottle, but still young. [Joe Durnell]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Dec 2008) not oxidized [Peter Muto]

2004

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers (Feb 2012): fully oxidized [droch]
  • Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vergers (June 2012): not oxidized. Youthful and fresh. Excellent [droch]

2005

  • Saint Aubin En Remilly (June 2009): demonstrating the earliest signs of premox [Tom Reddick]
  • Chassagne Champs-Gains (March 2012): from a 0.375 l bottle. The 2005s of Guy Amiot in the 0.375 l bottle are sealed with a plastic cork. Completely oxidized. Dealer said that other 2005 Amiot half bottles he has tried are not completely oxidized, but have lost a lot of character [Stephan Bauer]
  • Chassagne Caillerets (Jul 2012) not oxidized [WL]

2006

  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Clos St.Jean (August 2014): Case of six bottles - all OK. Good, but not extraordinary. (Christian Seger)

2007

  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (September 2014): Opened 19 bottles for a function - 18 were very good and 1 was badly oxidized. (Kent M)
  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (April 2015): very good and fresh (Kent M)
  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (Dec 2016): amazingly fresh (Kent M)

2008

  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (September 2014): Opened 18 bottles for a function - 16 were very good and 2 were oxidized. (Kent M)
  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (April 2015): fresh and lively. (Kent M)
  • Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Vergers (November 2016) 3 in fine condition, 1 badly corked (Kent M)