--- COLOR: Brilliant lemon NOTE: First had this about 2 months ago using Coravin, drew down the bottle to about 50% full. The last half that we had today was just as lovely as the first half. The nice thing about using CV on Aubert Chards is that you draw out crystal-clear wine because the sediment doesn't get disturbed (if you're careful). Nose initially grabs with burnt marshmallow, then sweet lemon curd and limestone with just a tinge of heat. Mouth is rich and more driven by sweet lemon curd, ripe pineapple and a hint of mango. Finish takes on vanilla & graham cracker, but that lemony fruit still persists. Very nice.
Butter, toffee, oak. Some mineral that helps cut it. Heat on finish detracts. Not as much lemon oil as I am used to in these Auberts, and the cut wasn't as precise as normal. Perhaps '11 was a learning year for them with this vineyard?
Creamy yellow. Nose of the buttery, vanilla side rather than the citrusy side. Taste also was similar. Kind of like a Cream Soda versus a Sprite. You can tell Aubert's hand was here, but he is working with totally different grapes.
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