2015 VDF 'Rive Droite Clos Belle-Croix'
100% Organic Chardonnay from the Right bank, where the vineyards are clay and limestone. Direct press, debourbage, then élevage for 30 months in old demi-muid.
Such a wonderful expression of Chardonnay. Each year it is slightly different, but with the same theme running through it. Refined and delicate with that underlying power and minerality. Subtle notes of honey, lemon, delicate white florals and stone fruits. Gentle to smell, relaxing to drink. The flavours linger and linger, with the medium acidity carrying it gracefully. Restrained yet complex, this is one to drink slowly over a day or two, to watch it morph and evolve. Genius.