Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Cuvée Spéciale 2012
Winning chardonnay of unusual complexity. Barrel fermented by indigenous yeast, aged under flor on lees without being racked or fined. Abundant minerality abounds as a result, along with a waxy texture, and a resinous raw honey-like flavour profile. A bit of tarte Tatin going on too, and a bit of spice. Super clean, citrusy finish. Much wow. Bliss.