Montrachet Grand Cru Guy Amiot 2010 by Emanuele Spagnuolo 01/07/2018
The plot of this Montrachet is beautiful, all in Chassagne, next to that of Marc Colin and we expect a lot from this wine.
He is a king and as such, in such a young version he is still reluctant to give an audience. The vintage is the best of the last twenty years or so.
Still greenish notes in the glass wrapped in a suffused gilt tell us that we were hasty, maybe it's too early to drink it.
He is a young king, but already very sure of himself.
It also puts a strain on the best tasters because it is he who commands and decides when to indulge with that smell or with that other.
The problem is that it changes a hundred times in the glass and when you think you have guessed the common thread you lose again the tasting road.
Montrachet catapults you into a different dimension, in a separate league, as if you were previously only drinking "obviousness".
The complexity is enormous, both on the nose and in the mouth. Oily, round, sensual.
Rich wine, but it never loses that typical mineral of Chassagne. Honey, white chocolate, melted butter.
Final long from oscar.
Above all, that very mix of hardness and softness that dance on the palate and amaze. Again and again.
In the Olympus of great wines. Agile.