It was true to form with its outrageously overt personality. It reeked of smoke and tinned pineapple. It was so rich and sappy with ripe orchard fruits that stained every crevice of the mouth. For all its sheer size and power it was not in the slightest bit heavy and had a solid base of minerality. The finish takes length of flavour to another level.
Amazing secondary flavors. Showing the slightest touch of oxidation it was overwhelmed by other flavors on the nose. One of the best Chardonnays I've tasted, the tropical fruit, light oak, beautiful texture and long finish stand out. PDQ94+
My First DRC and Many Other Treats (Mirabelle, Austin, TX): At first I didn't get much on the nose of this wine but it opened up with time in the glass and I smelled youthful, oaky chardonnay and not much more. I thought the finish was a bit hot, too. The mouthfeel was my favorite part of this wine - it was oily and really coated the inside of my mouth. I'm sure with time blah blah blah, but today? No.
Drinking DRC with Bipin; 5/8/2009-5/9/2009 (Las Vegas, NV): This was paired with the '05 - tough luck. It was difficult to tell either apart at first, lots of oak and cream and some tropical fruits. While the '05 grew even bigger during the course of the meal, the '06 was relatively constant and then started to fade near the end. Still an amazing white, but overshadowed by the '05.
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(DRC Montrachet) The 2006 DRC Montrachet kicked things off in a clean and fresh fashion, with yellow flowers and fruits seeping out of its nose, along with citrus and musk. There were nice minerals delicately perched atop its other aromas. The palate was round with medium body, good minerals and a nice finish. It had a pleasant, perfumed way about it, with some of its mineral qualities showing obtusely due to its youth, but overall it was a beautiful and promising, young Montrachet
(DRC Montrachet) The 2006 DRC Montrachet was one white that could follow up any flight of reds. That hint of botrytis that the growers had to deal with in 2006 was more evident in the Montrachet. The nose was sweet, aromatic and tropical as only the DRC seems to be as far as white Burgs go. Aromas of candy cane and a minty sweet core were self-evident, but there were also great structure components to complement its sweetness. The palate was rich, buttery and lush, with butter dominating and tropical sweetness coming in second. Guava and mineral flavors rounded out this outstanding white.
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