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Community Tasting Notes (5) Avg Score: 96.3 points

  • Wow, this came in a flight of three Montrachet 2009, the others being Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche and Henri Boillot. The DRC trashed the competition with a much more intense, mouthfilling and complete package. Yes, it is almost over the top, but it somehow never looses its nerve and tension. The balance is impeccable and at such a high level (i.e. high fruit/dry extract and high acidity) it is unbelievable. I understand they harvest very late and that they sometimes have botrytis affected grapes which explains the sheer volume of fruit on the nose and palate. The yields are also very low, and the high level of dry extract gives an almost tannic expression. Anyway, very impressive and in a league of its own at this young stage.

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  • Kleur: Licht goud-geel Aroma / bouquet: Zuiver, subtiel, verfijnd en chique. Geweldige elegantie, ultieme balans. Indrukken van citrus, tropisch fruit, subtiel hout, een vleugje stokbrood, boenwas. Smaak / Afdronk: Prachtige frisheid. Zachte en elegante wijn. Mondvullend, tegelijkertijd zacht. Ultieme balans. Zeer lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: De Chardonnay der Chardonnays. Drinkbaarheid: nu tot 2017. Geen groot rijpingspotentieel. 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 15 + Smaak / Afdronk: 20 + Algemeen / potentieel: 10 = 100/100

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    Color: Light gold-yellow Aroma / bouquet: Pure, subtle, refined and elegant. Great elegance, ultimate balance. Impressions of citrus, tropical fruit, subtle wood, a touch of French bread, waxes Taste / Finish:. Beautiful freshness. Soft and elegant wine. Mouth filling, at the same time soft. Ultimate balance. . Very long finish General / potential: The Chardonnay of Chardonnays. Drinkability: now to 2017. No great aging potential. 50 + Color: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 15 + Taste / Finish: 20 + General / potential: 10 = 100/100

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  • It was a little reduced and had a big hit of matchstick sulphur on the nose. The wood was toasty and married well with the creamy, dense orchard fruits. It was chewy and layered in the mouth and had good line and excellent underlying minerality.

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  • He needs time to pick up the pace. Strongly toasted, white tea, white peach, mangos. Potent but hardly variable. He does have a good acidity and a long aftertaste. But compared to the previous year he is hard to judge. He was introverted and dominated by toasted aromas.

    Er brauchte sehr lange um in die Gänge zu kommen. Starke Röstnoten, weisser Tee, weisser Pfirsich, Mango. Mächtig und kaum changierend. Er hat eine gute Säure und einen langen Abgang. Aber im Vergleich zum 2008er ist er sehr schwer zu beurteilen. Einfach weil er kaum aus sich herauskommt und an diesem Abend sehr von Röstnoten dominiert wird.

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  • DRC 2007 vs 2009: Lys, gyllen gul. Litt lukket på nese. Mild sitrus med noe eik, røk og svak tropisk frukt. Tettere og mindre sødmefull nese enn 07. Gir ikke så mye enda.
    Bløt og fyldig frukt i munnen, men uten å bli tung. Ikke preget av årgangens varme karakter. Flott, frisk syre. Lang lengde med smørtoner.
    94-95 P

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