Imported by Return to Terroir, San Francisco CA.
100% Chardonnay from 14 h/a estate vineyards in Mesnil. 100% barrel vinification, with occasional stirring. Malo blocked. Seven years on the lees. Disgorgement: June 10th 2014. Dosage: 6 g/l.
Yellow-gold. Just honeyed lemon opens out to satsuma and button mushroom and a whiff of burnt praline. Crustier and the architecture shows more promise than the ’05. The finish is incisive, a jab of Mesnil’s graphitic site intensity. Now – 2023+.