One of the few Chardonnay’s I liked. Buttery but with a good acid balance. Father’s Day 2020 — 16 days ago
Note that while the label just says 1er Cru, without a vineyard designation, the cork suggests it’s an organically-grown wine from Les Fichots.
Whatever it is, at 7 years of age it is still very very tight and young. Nose is a beautiful combo of sultry, just ripe cherry sap and limestone-flecked moist earth, with just a bit of baking spices. But in the mouth it is lean, right, and crisp. Mostly cracked limestone minerality and a bit of tart cherry. Mouthpuckering acids and tannins. This is built for the long haul and I took it on too short a trip. The 9.0 is based on potential, not current pleasure. — a month ago
Mild, haw flakes, fruit — a month ago
Toast, oak, apricots, peaches. Medium plus body. Medium acidity. Medium finish extremely well balanced and beautiful nose. — 23 days ago
Wonderful nose. Red currant, raspberry, light cinnamon bark, white pepper and lavender. Tannins are still really holding on. Acidity rushes down the sides of the tongue. The palate is more red currant and cranberry (a drying read fruit), fruit leather, white pepper and tree bark. I wish I had more to see how this developed, but driving very well now. Paired very well with lamb. — 5 days ago