A creamy, harmonious white, revealing lemon cream, honeydew melon, hazelnut and pastry aromas and flavors that all come together.
The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed entry, fine acidity, weight and concentration and a saline finish. I appreciate the cohesion and presence of this Chevalier-Montrachet.
Although the bouquet is already very enticing, with delicate apricot, bergamot and blossom notes, this is a reserved wine wine that creeps up on you, before unleashing a tidal wave of minerality at the explosive finish, which hangs very long on your palate.
This too is quite intricately layered if markedly more restrained as it mixes notes of floral and citrus with those of spice, pear and mineral reduction, all of which is trimmed in soft oak nuances. There is outstanding volume to the intensely mineral-driven broad-should flavors that are also imposing but noticeably more refined.
Discreet but perceptible wood influence sets off wonderfully elegant and overtly spicy aromas of citrus confit exotic tea, essence of pear and a plethora of floral elements. There is very good volume to the tension-filled larger-scaled flavors that carry their size and weight effortlessly before culminating in a very compact markedly mineral-driven finish that delivers excellent persistence.