Diageo Chateau & Estate, New York NY.
Primrose with a emerald sheen. Readable already as Ruchottes: beaming, in fact. It’s lactic, mineralic, masculine: nashi pear, spearmint, toasted lees reduction, liquid stone. So much sappy fruit wrapped in a textured fabric it buffers ’10s blatant acidity; it throws off the appearance of pliancy. Structured yet fine and neat it its harmony and composure. Long and dry at the end. Plenty of matière from which to build from. Yet this may prove to be one of those wines (’82 Pichon Lalande is the first example that springs to mind) that’s always on its game, regardless of when you pop the cork. Now – 2020+.