This has rich, ripe fruit and signs of wood aging that are appropriate to a young wine, but they will certainly become integrated. What is so delicious about this selection is the fine balance between its generous fruit and its tight, minerally acidity. Keep this for at least six years.
Enchanting aromas of grilled nuts and peaches waft from the glass, followed by explosive flavors of smoke, peach and hazelnut. It’s plump without being at all heavy, and the finish is clean, minerally and long.
Like so many Drouhin wines, this is beautifully balanced. The wood, green fruit, spice and acidity already in fine harmony. There is a richness coming from the deep soils of the vineyard. Can it age? Probably, because of the firm structure.
This mouthfilling Chard adds hints of honey and acacia blossom to luscious aromas of toasted nuts and citrus. Honey, nuts, mineral and citrus notes mingle easily on the palate, while the finish picks up hints of oaky spice and orange peel. Low acid ity suggests early consumption; drink now–2010. Imported by Dreyfus, Ashby & Co.