Saturday, June 2, 2012

2008 Chassagne Montrachet

The second youngest white Burgundy for the evening was a 2008 Louis Latour Chassagne Montrachet.

This wine had the most appealing nose of the lot upon opening.  It was the least reticent wine, showing lemon curd, vanilla, and citrus almost immediately.  Great body, wonderful legs, and a very pleasing taste of citrus, vanilla, and summer flowers.  Great acidity that made the finish crisp and clean. 

Of all the wines for the evening this was the one that went best with the butter and lime juice dipping sauce for the lobsters.  Very hard to pinpoint, but it was just a wonderful match with slightly different citrus flavors in the wine and the sauce. 

There was a healthy dent put in this bottle, though it wasn't completely gone by the end of the evening.

Two days later it was still drinking well, but the fresh impact was obviously gone.

13.5% and $45.

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