At the moment of bottling, the fragrant precision is already prominent in the bouquet, while in the mouth it is clean and profound, presenting a glorious richness derived from the perfect ripeness of the grapes. The minerality is just perceptible beneath the surface and the finish is still in its infancy… but the work is in progress. The aromatic expression of the wine will be at its peak two or three years after the harvest. At this point everything is more complex and more subtle. The fruit, for example, is less exotic and the candied citrus notes a touch more intense while the minerality is starting to build. On the palate, the fabric of the wine is starting to become more defined.
Five years after the harvest the fruitiness moves aside, allowing a complex bouquet to emerge.
It has also become fleshy in the mouth, presenting a subtle choice between an attractive opportunity and the serious potential for ageing. Eight, ten, even fifteen years after harvest, the nose is forthright and pure, intense and complex, with a bouquet of fresh fruit, white flowers, soft spicy notes, citronella, verbena, honey, wax… the mineral and iodine sensation is clearly defined. It is particularly harmonious on the palate; very well-balanced, remarkably pure, delicate and elegant with a superbly long mineral finish. Finally, at its plenitude, and long after the harvest for very great vintages, it is the very essence of Chablis, the perfect balance, a great joy, a remarkable memory.
Limpid and brilliant wine with pale golden colour. The first nose is complex and penetrating with both floral freshness and fine oakiness. On aeration the aromatic ensemble is released with great finesse. The bouquet is very persistent.
We find tension and freshness in the mouth along with impressive density. The finish is both elegant and mineral, yet with a floral touch.
The length on the palate is impressive. 2014 is a great vintage for Château Grenouilles.