First bottle of a long and very pleasant evening. popped and poured, drank over about 30 minutes. Certainly would have benefited from a decant, as the last sip was the best. Citrus and chalk profile, lemon oil and lovely mineral and stone flavors. Even in 375 format, this bottle felt like it could go another 10 years...
Lots of lush fruit aromas with peach, slightly sweet spice, candied citrus peel. Same flavor profile with good richness and intensity. Very impressive weight here, with impressive balance for the vintage. Good now, but with further upside from here.
Fresh and balanced wine, not too much oak - bit oily rather than buttery and not too much mineral. Lighter in the glass than I expected. Needed 1hr double decant, but didn't improve much further in the glass afterwards. Lovely mouthfeel, moderate breadth and length, but not the most complex. Perhaps drink to 2020
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(Bouchard Père et Fils Corton-Charlemagne) Aromatically a little deeper, with fewer high-tones. This is more mineral and with more acidity defining the spine of the wine. This is also superbly long and perhaps with even better focus. It’s driven by minerality rather than the waves of creamy fruit of the Chevalier. Today I would drink the Chevalier, but in 10 years? I’ll duck the question, but I’d love to make the comparison!
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