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2004 Vincent Girardin Chevalier-Montrachet

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Latest Sale Price

November 15, 2020 - $240

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RATINGS

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Very ripe aromas of peach, nut oil & vanillin oak. Intensely mineral... crushed stone... captivating peach & nectarine... very concentrated, pure, dense... considerable finesse... very aromatic & long... Wonderfully fresh & stylish...

92-94Burghound.com

...round, rich and sweet layered flavors that are surprisingly open & accessible for a young Chevalier... explosion of pungent minerality arrives, almost without warning... indeed it could be mistaken for a mineral-driven Montrachet.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet

Chevalier-Montrachet is one of the four justly famous Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet appellation in Burgundy. The 18-acre vineyard is located up the slope from Le Montrachet and shares Le Montrachet’s excellent southern exposure, though Chevalier-Montrachet’s soil is considerably thinner and more rocky. Burgundy writer Clive Coates has noted that Chevalier-Montrachet is “full, firm” and has “a great deal of depth and elegance.” The largest landholders are Bouchard Pere et Fils, 7.5 acres; Leflaive, 4 acres; and Louis Jadot, 1.5 acres.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.