Domaine Chandon de Briailles, Pernand-Vergelesses Blanc Ile des Vergelesses 1er Cru 2004

Chandon de Brailles Ile Blanc 2004

Limpid yellow-gold with an emerald sheen.  She’s beaming now, glacé and spherical with a billowing sweetness that comes with maturity: lemon meringue, pear juice, angelica, sea-breeze.  A layered concentration with a tilt towards hard candy.  Fine definition underneath, tapered lines and unalloyed minerality to keep her trim.  Sculpted finish.  Fully mature now so drink soon.  But she’s graced with a timeless balance: she can still keep if needed.

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