Pale straw-yellow color. Cool, reticent and a bit reductive on the nose: white and yellow orchard fruit, alpine flower, gunflint from the oak, nettle and a good depth of soil. On the palate, this has some sinew and density to it, mineral rich, a bit coiled and medium-full: white peach, apricot, citrus peel, key lime. Lemony acidity. Close to bracing in its intensity. Grippier than usual for Girardin; almost stern. We usually find Girardin’s Chassagne Caillerets to run right between the tackles. This is a more serious, a more contemplative example. How much is vintage and how much is a possible change in style will be very interesting to follow. A fine bottle. Now – 2020+.