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2006 Chevalier Montrachet

Bouchard Pere & Fils

95Average Score
flagBurgundy / France
White

Mint, talcum, marzipan, and candied lemon dominate the penetratingly high-toned aromas of their 2006 Chevalier-Montrachet, which exhibits a remarkable alliance of textural richness and citric brightness, and a finish of fascinating, low-toned, chalk, stone, citrus zest, and nut oils. For all of the sheer ripeness on display here, there is no sense of superficial sweetness, with fresh lime saturating a palate of formidable density and imposingly ripe pit fruits. And for all of this wine’s more than 14% alcohol, there is barely a hint of warmth. It exhibits to an even greater degree than the corresponding Meursault Perrieres a nearly ineffable, for lack of a better word “mineral” character, as well as an uncanny combination of amplitude and elegance. sheer mass yet vivacity. This memorably long beauty should age well for at least a dozen years. David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate. Dec 2008

The Wine Advocate    Score: 94-95/100

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