2008 Etienne Sauzet Balard-Montrachet Grand Cru

September 15, 2014

Name:Balard-Montrachet Grand Cru
Vintage:2008
Type:White Wine
Varietal:Chardonnay
Producer:Etienne Sauzet
Region:France / Burgundy
Alcohol:n/a

Perhaps I was a bit too strict on the first go or maybe my memory failed me. Checked my notes and it clearly stated a progression from 3.5 to 4 to maybe a 4.5. It needed air, and I need to rely less on memory and more on notes. Updated my original 3.5* rating to 4. Saline, great acidity, nutty (but not oxidized), very tight nose. Progression into more body and better integration of all the elements upon 3 minutes in the glass.