Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 1998, Louis Lequin
Louis Lequin is a fine figure of a man with a wonderful spread of appellations across the Côte de Beaune. I believe one of the domaine's wines was served at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Chapeau! Or should I say couronne! Tasted entre amis this Bâtard is shy to start with. The colour of this 1998 chardonnay was burnished gold and the initial aromas of trompettes and black truffle. Overall gentle and subtle on the nose with raisin, biscuit, grand marnier, white port, almond and apricot nectar. Balanced on the palate and showing the 1998 savoury structure. After 1 hour becomes delightfully elegant, coco de chanel, suave brunette, Audrey Hepburn. Rich, dried fruit and balsa. This is grand cru but not a high-impact, low-yield style wine. At its peak now. Drink wine friends, not food!