Jean Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru ‘Clos des Chevaliers’ Monopole 2010

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 29-Apr-2013
Bright straw-yellow colour with hints of gold, pale on rim. This has a very tight and firm, intensely concentrated bouquet. White florals and citrus fruits, laced with minerals and subtle nutty oak nuances are combined in a harmonious amalgam that clearly needs time to reveal its detail. Medium-full bodied, this is elegantly proportioned, but possesses great density and concentration. The linear drive is the feature on palate, and delicate textures and flow are remarkable. The extract of fruit is substantial, and still locked up, and the acidity is in excellent balance providing subtle tension and energy. Air time reveals the purity of minerally fruit, and detailed nutty, smoky oak in support, growing in the glass, and carrying through to a very long, lingering finish. This is an enormously concentrated Chevalier-Montrachet with an overall elegance, and exotic detail still to develop. The potential is clear. 10-12+ years. Fruit from the ‘Clos des Chevaliers’ monopole, from vines 24 – 62 y.o., fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 16 months in 40% new barrels. 19.0/20 Apr 2013 RRP $499.00

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