The Chevalier-Montrachet 1993 from Michel Colin-Deleger is a mixed bag of impressions. The bouquet is a true pleasure, with nuances of coffee, almonds, anise, fennel, grapefruit and apple. The nose is complex as one would expect from a great terroir like Chevalier. On the palate however, there seem to lack some focus and precision – probably due to the high alcohol in the wine (14%). The wine is not oxidized, and the fruit is there, but the wine is not harmonious, as the fruit is somewhat separated from the minerality and the terroir impression. Anyhow this is a fine wine – but one feel they could have done better.
(Drink Now) Fine – 91p
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- Michel Colin-Deleger, Chevalier-Montrachet 1993 March 6, 2012
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