Peter Michael Winery 'Ma Belle-Fille' Chardonnay 2015

$159

Rare new Chardonnay release from cult winery Peter Michael. Limited. 98-100 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille was hit less hard by the damaging winds during the blossom than the other vineyards, and production was lower but similar to 2014, with 2,320 cases produced in 2015 versus 2,523 in 2014. This is a multiple-clone selection with Old Wente joining the Hudson, Montrachet and Calera clones in this vineyard, which was planted between 1998-2000. The 2015 Ma Belle-Fille shows notes of baked apples, nectarines, poached pear and honeysuckle in a full-bodied, extraordinarily pure, crisp, zesty style. This magnificent Chardonnay has a finish of close to a minute. It has essentially the same aromatic and flavor profile as well as huge body and concentration that also characterized the 2014, with oodles of caramelized citrus and honeysuckle in its explosive aromatics and intense flavors. Both are fabulous Chardonnays like their siblings and should be drunk over the next 10-12 years.... ...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!

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Ratings on Delectable

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Gorgeous Chardonnay! Stunning!!

Gorgeous Chardonnay! Stunning!!

9.6

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Flamboyant aromas of orange/honeysuckle and green drupe fruits. Light on the front of the palate yet gains steam from there. Warm shortbread with a side of macadamia nuts. Hint of tarragon and white pepper make for a minute plus finish. Decant for at least an hour.

Flamboyant aromas of orange/honeysuckle and green drupe fruits. Light on the front of the palate yet gains steam from there. Warm shortbread with a side of macadamia nuts. Hint of tarragon and white pepper make for a minute plus finish. Decant for at least an hour.

9.6

Eric LaMasters

Nice. Orchard fruits, almonds, a hint of vanilla, and some toasted marshmallow.

Nice. Orchard fruits, almonds, a hint of vanilla, and some toasted marshmallow.

9.3

Ron R Delectable Pro

Beautiful. The Cali examples present more oak. Loving this for the citrus fruits and acidity. Just throttle back on the oak.

Beautiful. The Cali examples present more oak. Loving this for the citrus fruits and acidity. Just throttle back on the oak.

9.4

Nick Clawson

Disappointed

Disappointed

8.9

Eric S

Beastly and refined at the same time. Concentrated and intense. Needed a good decant. Complexity came out after a couple of hours. Wowski.

Beastly and refined at the same time. Concentrated and intense. Needed a good decant. Complexity came out after a couple of hours. Wowski.

9.5

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