Jean Chartron Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru ‘Clos des Chevaliers’ Monopole 2011

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 18-Sep-2014
Bright, pale golden straw colour lighter on rim. The nose is very elegant and tightly bound with floral, stonefruit and minerally aromas, revealing flinty interest. This has fresh steeliness, delicate intensity and cut, suggesting an austerity. The palate is very refined, tight, lean and linear, but the concentration, finesse, power and drive are clear. The wine follows a fine, dry, phenolic line, with the floral, stonefruit , nutty and mineral flavours still to uncoil. The mouthfeel is minerally and carried by acid, and only reveals its complexity on the finish with citrus, lemon curd MLF and oak toast on the finish. Very tightly bound, and unyielding, but with inbuilt depth and complexity, this will remain slender and linear. 7-9+ years. Fruit from the ‘Clos des Chevaliers’ monopole, from vines 25 – 63 y.o., the wine aged 16 months in 40% new barrels. 19.0-/20 Sep 2014 RRP $390.00

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