Nose rather closed for the whole afternoon only showing glimpse of what's inside, with slight nail polish. Light yellow color, with a pretty full palate and mouth coating honey, long lasting mineral finish in the end and will need another 3-5 years of age.
Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Singapore, Potel Tasting. (Harbour Grill, Hilton Hotel, Singapore): I knew this was something special from the first swirl and sniff. Quite simply one of the best white wines I have ever had. Sometimes a wine just belies description, same problem I had with the 2002 DRC Romanee St Vivant, but I shall try. Nice golden straw colour. Super complex nose (my notes say "Wow! lovely, lovely, lovely!), with bright, melony fruit, bread, nuts and vanilla. It got sweeter and more open with time in the glass, taking on lemon custard, yeasty notes and a nice streak of minerality. The palate was wide, creamy and fleshy with super-rich, concentrated mouthfilling flavours. Layers and layers of flavour in fact - butter, lemon custard, citrus notes, a bit of pineapple, and a super super long finish full of fruit and a wonderful hint of minerals. This certainly blew the Corton Charlemagne that was tasted next out of the water. There was just a flush of heat from the rather high alcohol content, but everything was nicely balanced with moutwatering acid and fantastic structure. This needs time, quite a lot of it, but so delicious even now. Magnificent.
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(Potel Nicolas Criots Bātard-Montrachet) A much wider and more complex nose, though some faint estery notes too. Super texture, this wine absolutely stands out for its ceamy complexity in the mid-palate and its awesome finish. I’d only once had a white that ruined the next few reds as its flavour had saturated my palate and refused to leave - that was DRC 2002 Montrachet - this is the second wine to achieve it. Stunning, awesome wine.
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