. This Chassagne-Montrachet may not be grand cru, but it really is a great wine from an amazing, historic region in France. Beune, the capital of Burgundy. (Burgundy isn't just for red wine drinkers you know)
Granted, Monday night dinner isn't really a special occasion - I did make brook trout, roast new potatoes and green beans almondine, but the truth is, this was a bottle left over from Christmas Eve - JPH asked "How did we not get through two bottles of this on Christmas Eve? and then he answered himself "That's because you weren't here". (True, I was in Connecticut) This wine was worth the wait.
Good wine is good wine, and this is good wine. 100% Chardonnay, 13.5%ETOH with a fresh hit of citrus (lime) on the first sip, then a mouthful of well balanced fruit and then a bright finish with a hint of slightly unripe apricot. This is a wine and a lesson in wine. Delicious, satisfying and classic. It should help me for my upcoming CSW exam. It is slightly oaked Chardonnay in the pure French style.