This is aromatically quite smoky in character with its nose of pear essence, citrus confit and equally broad-ranging floral elements. I very much like the sophisticated texture of the mineral-driven broad-shouldered flavors that exude an abundance of minerality on the impressively persistent and beautifully delineated finale. This is quite firm and should age well yet it is not so tightly wound that it couldn’t be approached after around 5 or so years.
The 2020 Chevalier-Montrachet Clos de Chevaliers Grand Cru totals 6 barrels this year. Wonderful mineralité on the nose here: this is tensile, energetic with a subtle sea cave aroma that gains intensity in the glass. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and fresh with discrete tropical veins towards the harmonious finish, a hint of frangipane on the aftertaste. Superb. Closure: Diam 30
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050