A medium yellow-gold color. Even at ten years old, this wine was still backward, reductive and obsidian-like. More refined now, the lattice of minerality shows: slightly floral white and yellow orchard fruit, narcissus, crushed stone. Silken, layered concentration on the palate that builds and builds: asian pear, apple tart, cold nut butter. This really took off after about a half hour, the texture fleshing out, becoming more defined and expanding on the finish. Grips like a Vulcan and finishes in crescendo. Complex and multi-dimensional with a vitamin-pill intensity. A very fine bottle. Now – 2015. The Colin-Deléger Chassagne-Montrachet Chenevottes ’99 we compared it with was plump and attractive but got bullied by its sibling on this night.