Chablis 1er Cru, Domaine 47N 3E, Guillaume Michaut, Côte de Savant
Steely in the glass with green and yellow flecks, this thought-provoking white leads with cut metal (steel?), chalk, iodine, sea-spray and oyster water on the nose. With more air, citrus blossoms, sweet Meyer lemon, crisp nectarine, lime zest and soft cheese appear. The wine is fermented in 500L oak barrels and this adds a richness and creaminess to the mid-palate that balances the savory mineral, steel and ocean flavors. The palate is young and tense but full of depth and complexity driven by flavors of the soil with just ripe citrus and stone fruits.