Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 2007

My consumption of fine white wine was below average last year. One of my resolutions for 2010 has been to address this issue.

There's silver and white gold bursting with brightness and brilliance. It lifts the light.

White flowers, chantilly cream, heather honey and barley all come through on the nose, underlined by a subtle citrus zing. There's honeydew melon there too. It suggests weight - it fills the nostrils: heady.

Compelling brightness on the palate - it lifts from the very start. Chantilly cream with melons & candied lemons, barley grist and soft, caressing mouthfeel. The length is exceptional. Remarkably complete considering its youth. That brilliance from the colour somehow comes through to the palate - it's bright and moreish. It's also got that wonderful decadence of good white Burgundy while never for a second seeming overweight or flabby. This is structured and precise. Fantastic wine with a good future.

Tasted 20/3/2010 at Luvians Bottleshop

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