A profound bottle for me. I have had a few DRC Montys, and never found them to my style. This was unbelievable, on the nose, spice, pear, white peach, apple, pineapple, apricot, caramel, an unbelievable cacophony of smells. In the mouth, huge, rich unctuous, bracing, yet balanced acidity. Sweetness, lush. This has changed my definition of great chardonney. I always said Chevalier was my favorite, not anymore.
The 2008 Domaine de la Romanée Conti Le Montrachet Grand Cru had more struck match than a box of Redheads. It breathed up to be the wine of the bracket the second time round. It was so rich and intense with sappy fruit that stained the palate. It oozed minerality on the finish and length of flavour was outrageous.
Was no slouch but perhaps just a notch below the 04 and 07. It had an aroma of smoky minerals, spearmint, pure white peach and grilled nuts. It was dense and sweet, loaded with dry extract and finishing with chalky precision.
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