I was initially concerned when this was poured, a deep golden color, however there were no signs of oxidation and this was a brilliant bottle of white burgundy. Incredible density and rich mouthfeel with a lingering finish. So nice to get a sound bottle.
Yellow color with little bouquet and a nondescript mineral flavor. No nuance, no depth, no soaring flights of fancy. I am struck by how different the descriptions of this wine are, albeit mostly very positive. Perhaps I had an off bottle, but I do think that too many people have bought into the Burgundy hype. For wine drinkers who wax eloquent about mineral notes in wine, Montrachet is not a wine that is supposed to have this characteristic at the fore. I have had superb Montrachet, but this isn't in that class. If you want to know what a great Montrachet should taste like, drink a Marcassin or Aubert Chardonnay, and pay a great deal less money.
Lieu-dit Cru "Blind White" Dinner Featured the Wine of Henri Boillot (L2O - Chicago IL): Tasted blind in a Montrachet flight. Slightly advanced aromas and flavors of apple and pear. Slightly lean, well textured, but short with a moderate finish. Somewhat lost sitting in between the amazing 1999s from Boillot and Girardin. Still not nearly as good as a great bottle (from the same case) I opened in January. Sigh...that's white Burgundy.
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