Rare new Chardonnay release from cult winery Peter Michael. Limited. 99 Points Robert Parker: "A tank sample, the 2018 Chardonnay Belle Cote comes from a block planted to Old Wente and See Clone selections. In fact, this is from the oldest, 1990 plantings on the estate. Wow—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful scents of guava, quince, tangerine and lime blossoms plus touches of ginger ale, peach cobbler and crème caramel with a waft of struck flint. Medium-bodied, the palate features laser precision with a racy line cutting through the intense, tightly wound, mineral-laced fruit, finishing long and zesty. Should age incredibly!" ...Peter Michael is an impeccably run, world-class winery and it is probably impossible to find a greater set of Chardonnays anywhere else in the world, with one exception – the seven cuvées of Chardonnay made by Mark Aubert, ironically, one of Peter Michael’s former winemakers!"
This was really refined and had a great fruit flavor profile while a touch restrained and not over the top. Certainly some elegance here. Only a Coravin taste so excited to finish this soon
This was really refined and had a great fruit flavor profile while a touch restrained and not over the top. Certainly some elegance here. Only a Coravin taste so excited to finish this soon9.3