South of Beaune on the Cote de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is most famous for its ripe, succulent, dry-yet-golden wines.
At five years old, this Henri Clerc is only just reaching maturity - it feels harmonious and well-knitted, but has not yet taken on any aged characteristics.
Mid-straw yellow with ripe tropical citrus, musky melonskin and sweet spice.
Sweet citrus fruit, ripe honeydew melon with fresh linear acidity, sweet, toasty spice. Substantial with a nutty, oatmealy creaminess, full and long. Vibrant, precise and assured; adept and impressive yet hedonistic and very delicious.
Very Good - will improve further with age.
Match with roast fowl, meaty white fish or creamy pasta with mushrooms.
£24 from The Co-op; provided for review.
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