Tasted blind, this wine had a very light yellow center with clear rims. The medium- intensity nosed seemed very tight but showed green apple and some minerals.
This wine remained tight in the mouth but showed some attractive richness and strong buffering acidity. I found this Bienvenues to be a tough read. While it may gain a couple points with time, it is not clear to me the the effort will be rewarded.
Light yellow. Intense orange rind, pineapple, some black cherry fruit (yes, like a great German Riesling), and subtle hazelnut. Medium body, tight at first with great acidity, and slow, distinguished unfolding over time. Elegant, utterly complex, and years ahead of this. Not a blockbuster, but my goodness, everything you hope for in Grand Cru white Burgundy.