Bright and fresh with some matchstick that blows off. Some lemon and floral lift on the nose, and a mouthwatering freshness, and limestone feel. I would have guessed a Chevalier Montrachet. Pure fresh and clean with outstanding flavor density without weight. Lovely texture, poise, focus and a sense of weightlessness that belies its power. Beautiful stuff. 95pts
A private dinner (at home): Pristine bottle, rich colour but no (prem)ox, as fresh as a daisy. Purchased on the basis of a jubilant tasting note from Jancis in 2009. The nose is starting to develop the predicted richness (even more so after several hours in the decanter); the palate has good weight and stuffing but is still tight and minerally (quite exceptional for the vintage) with oak in check. Lovely flavour intensity and length. Needs more time; it should have the energy to age well.
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(Paul Pernot et ses Fils Bienvenues-Bātard-Montrachet) Light yellow color; sexy, floral, white flower, honeyed, rich lemon nose; youthful, a bit tight, rich citrus, lemon, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish