Just south of the premier cru vineyard “Gouttes d’Or”. Organic/BIO since 1997.
Yellow-gold. Thick, golden nose with a proto-botrytis streak: nut and machine-oils, apricot marmalade, gingery spice. A honeyed wine, drenched in hazelnut. Yet for all its baroque opulence this has enough animation and unexpected depth, buoyed by insistent, lemony acidity and crystalline minerality. Orange-flower-water finish. The opposite of virginal but convincing for ’06. Not for keeping though.