2016 Maison Evenstad, Santenay Premier Cru Beaurepaire Chardonnay 750ml
Ken and Grace Evenstad invite connoisseurs to be part of the Maison Evenstad Legacy through exclusive access to a collection of hand-selected barrels
APPELLATION AND VINEYARDS
The southernmost village within the Côte d’Or, Santenay is often recognized for its graceful Pinot Noirs. However, it also produces intense Chardonnays of great depth and structure. The Beaurepaire vineyard is one of those hidden gems that reveal Santenay’s potential for magical white wines that offer a perfect equilibrium of body, elegance and mineral-rich complexity.
On approach, this rare and exclusive Premier Cru Chardonnay dazzles with sumptuous notes of orange blossom and graham cracker. A magnificent balance of minerality and structure envelope the palate. The mouthfeel is brilliant and bright, with fresh mandarin and honeycomb flavors bringing further enticement. Approachable now, it will enhance beautifully for the next decade in the cellar.
92 points Wine Spectator