One of the stars of the 2010 Palate Press Grand Tasting, and one of only two wines to receive all five possible stars. This young barrel sample was absolutely electric, wowing wine professionals and other guests alike with its layered waves of flavors and length of finish. The oak is not quite integrated yet, but it is toasty and warm. Multi-layered flavors of citrus, several different kinds of limes and lemons, pan-toasted french bread, and a hint of ginger led to a finish that lingered for the longest time. Look for this one on release, then keep it for as long as you can stand the suspense. It really is that good.

WHO: Louis Jadot
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Domaine du Duc de Magenta, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France,
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: N/P (Pre-release barrel media sample)

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