73% Chardonnay, 24% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinot Meunier. This is the current release as of Autumn 2019. Gentle apricot and subtle orchard fruits sit with some classic ripe citrus notes without being screamingly appley or lemony – I wrote Asian Pear Tart, which isn’t a food that exists (to my knowledge) – as well as lovely sweet anise and almond. There is perhaps a slight starkness to the finish, as you’d expect with dosage this low, but the extra lees time here helps mitigate that and turn it more into a thirst-quenching snap of the tail than a wincing tartness. Very fine.
Date Tasted : 30/07/2019