2008 Vincent Girardin Chevalier Montrachet
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • IWC 94
  • BH 94

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IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2010
Reticent but pure aromas of apple clove and crushed stone. Powerful tactile and rich with a sweet impression leavened by a strong crushed stone component. (A retaste of the 2007 Chevalier-Montrachet which I predicted a... Reticent but pure aromas of apple clove and crushed stone. Powerful tactile and rich with a sweet impression leavened by a strong crushed stone component. (A retaste of the 2007 Chevalier-Montrachet which I predicted a year ago would shut down in the bottle was indeed tightly wound but its apple and mineral flavors showed outstanding verve and purity; it would be a treat to taste these two vintages side by side in six or seven years.) Incidentally Girardin gives his grand crus a slow fining but does not filter them.
BH 94
Burghound - Burghound, June 2010
A reserved and quite discreet nose reflects notes of ripe green fruit white peach and rose petal are trimmed in visible wood spice while complementing well the rich full and intense flavors that are built on a base of... A reserved and quite discreet nose reflects notes of ripe green fruit white peach and rose petal are trimmed in visible wood spice while complementing well the rich full and intense flavors that are built on a base of firm minerality which contributes to the textured mouth feel on the beautifully balanced and powerful finish. While there is no question that this is a classy stylish and delicious effort the flavors seems quite forward for a young Chevalier though again it's possible that this is a side effect of being prepared for bottling. Note that my drinking window assumes that it will tighten up once in bottle.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Puligny Montrachet
Sub-appellation Chevalier Montrachet
Vintage 2008