Château-Grillet is a wine for the initiated, which does not give up its secrets easily; it has great elegance, tightness and a magnificent aromatic complexity. It is a wine for cellaring, and requires patience until it reveals all its magic. Its minerality is often accompanied by a freshness reminiscent of a sea breeze, sometimes even with hints of mint.
The aromatic spectrum is wide and varied. Floral elegance (rose, violet, lime-blossom) and soft fruitiness (pear, pineapple, apricot) can also accompany warmer, more indulgent notes such as honey, nougat, hazelnut, vanilla, white truffle, or spices like saffron.
The 2009 vintage has some development on the nose, with aromas of candied apricot and yellow plum. A powerful, syrupy texture on the palate, with delicate aromas of walnut and herbs. A remarkably well-balanced wine, dominated by its fat which is nicely offset by the excellent acidity.
Kenmerken Château-Grillet 2009
|Winery Owner||Fondation Pinault|
|Drinking window||2015 2022|
|Date of release||2010|