28 Mar 2006

Mersault, Clos du Cromin

Olivier Leflaive
[£11.77, 37.5cl, Corney & Barrow]

FROM THE hills around the beautiful although touristy Beaune, this full, demonstrative golden Chardonnay from this respected négociant proffers honeysuckle with a powerful white grape juice evocation. Very rich, curranty even, with a piercing acidity, minerality and an almost new world exuberance. Soothing butter and an oak presence distract skilfully from the strong alcoholic kick. Very long aftertaste. Drinking very nicely now.