This Premier Cru is produced from 30 year-old vines overlooking the grand crus of Puligny-Montrachet. The vines grow on limestone soils covered with white pebble stones.
The altitude and the poor soil result in a fine, subtle wine with bright acidity. It is a feminine wine that evolves slowly with floral and spicy notes before taking on greater density and revealing its power.
"The 2019 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chiens 1er Cru was a little closed on the nose after bottling, but appears to be well defined and nicely focused. The palate is well balanced and shows more promise, displaying lovely walnut/smoky notes on the entry. There is still a little oak to be integrated, but that will be subsumed with time. Just a faint touch of bitter lemon on the aftertaste extends the length. This deserves 2–3 years in bottle before broaching.- Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2020), 90 pts
"The 2018 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chiens 1er Cru comes from a parcel at the top of the hill that tends to ripen last out of all the domaine’s holdings. It has a taut, fresh, Puligny-like bouquet of citrus fruit, hazelnut, flecks of almond and a hint of patisserie in the background. The palate is saline on the entry, very intense and broody, with crushed stone and dewy Granny Smith apples on the persistent finish. This is superb. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2018 Burgundy: Confounded Expectations, January 2020), 93 pts
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin Les Murgers des Dents de Chien 1er Cru comes from a parcel that was actually forest until 1986. Romaric Chavy told me it is always the last vineyard to ripen. It has a fragrant bouquet with apricot blossom, fresh pear and light nectarine aromas, all very seductive. The palate is very well balanced, very pure with a fine bead of acidity. This feels very harmonious and utterly seductive. You could easily drink this now although it will sure age in bottle. Superb. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2017 Burgundy: A Modern Classic, January 2019), 92 pts
Go To Chavy-Chouet Saint-Aubin Premier Cru Les Murgers des Dents de Chien
Owner Romaric Chavy, who took over the estate in 2014, is the eighth generation to make wine in his family. Romaric learned from his father, Hubert Chavy, who founded the ...