2021 Savaterre Chardonnay
Tasting Note: The wine presents a light straw hue with green Chartreuse tones, showcasing a refined and concentrated appearance. Its bouquet skillfully balances sophistication and intensity, gradually revealing a diverse range of aromas. Notes of pear, white peach, preserved lemon, lime blossom, galangal, white flowers, grilled almond, subtle gunflint, and background spices like curry leaf, nutmeg, and allspice unfold within a mineral framework. On the palate, the wine affirms its exceptional quality with a combination of power, complexity, minerality, and an impressively long finish. Multiple layers of white peach, pear, preserved lemon, almond, and spice are elegantly structured within a tight mineral framework. The wine concludes with a prolonged and increasingly intricate finish. This is a wine with remarkable longevity, showcasing power and complexity born from an outstanding season. Patience will be rewarded, particularly for those who resist the temptation to consume it at a young age and choose to store it in a cool cellar. The wine’s potential for development and maturation is evident, promising a rewarding experience for those who appreciate the virtues of a well-aged vintage.
Awards: Robert Parker – 95 points