Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Vacation Wines - Number Fifteen - 2007 Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc, Louis Jadot

I opened this beauty this evening and thought it would work with some assorted shellfish, bread, aioli and a big chunk of aged Gruyère. It did.

2007 Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc, Louis Jadot
The nose oozes up from the glass with lovely aromas of apricots, grilled lemons, grass and almond paste. With air a striking smoky scent evolves. This is a stunning bottle of Chardonnay. Deep and lively. Just entering the first stages of maturity, it shows lots of nerve and future promise.
The taste is tight, creamy and structured with notes of pickled ginger, lemon cream, butter cookies and a hint of white chocolate. A long, intense finish with a fine acidity and a beautiful presence. Some grassy notes in the finish. Great wine.
94p   (tasted 2016/08)

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