2013 DARVIOT PERRIN Chassagne Montrachet 1er Blanchot-Dessus 75cl (Burgundy, France)
Style - Rich
Grapes - 100% Chardonnay
Tasting - Steel and smoke with a penetrating mineral quality to the palate. This is not a fat, lolling about Burgundy but one with a tense and tight core of sleek purity.
FYI: Darviot-Perrin's wines take ages to mature so this seven year old is just stepping up out of first gear. That's probably a reflection on the frigid temperatures the wines are born into in their cellars. When we last visited it was a glorious 27 degree day in May but inside the cellar temperature was a bone chilling 8 degrees.