2005, Etienne Sauzet, Chevalier Montrachet Blanc

Chevalier Montrachet, Burgundy, France

(Priced at per bottle)

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2012+

Critic: Allen Meadows

Tasted: 01-Jul-2007

(from 25+ year old vines that are situated on the very highest of the 4 terraces; aged in 50% new oak). Here too the restrained nose is beautifully layered with a broad-ranging nose of wet stone, freshly sliced apple, citrus, white flowers and ample spice nuances. There is terrific density to the impressively big-bodied and powerful flavors that display plenty of the hallmark minerality on the palate coating, stony and super-saline finish that once again just goes on and on. This beautifully well-balanced effort should also age effortlessly for the better part of two decades. (93-96)/2032+