Joseph Drouhin Marquis de Laguiche 2003 Montrachet Grand Cru Magnum
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Harvested at 13.6% natural potential alcohol and revealing a spicy nose of toasted oak, minerals, spices, and crisp pears, the 2003 Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche (white) displays more depth and “material” than Drouhin’s other 2003s. Light to medium-bodied, it reveals flavors of white fruits, oak, minerals, and notes of buttered toast. Though shorter than would be expected for a wine from this terroir of unsurpassed pedigree, it is delicious, well-structured, and complex. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2014.
Steely aromas of pineapple, stone, spices and mint; shows a distinctly metallic minerality. Then sweet, dense and rich, with outstanding depth of pineapple and stone flavors. Expands impressively on the back half, and finishes with resounding persistence and great purity. Accessible already but should be better with another couple years of aging. Very suave Montrachet. "This wine should not explode now and then fade away," notes Frederic.
A dense and tight white with a compressed palate and super refined texture. Full body plus bright apple and pear with hints of vanilla cream. Goes on for a long, long time. Tiny production, about half of normal. Better in 2017.