I love Chanterêves, but this was a bit of a bummer.
At 12.5% alcohol in a hot year, it just seems like they picked too early rather than work what the vintage gave them. There's a markedly green stem/vegetal character that kind of dominates and the quality of the acidity is a bit screeching. It still maintains that delicate Chanterêves signature - quiet and elegant fruit - but the wine is out of balance. Hopefully it’ll knit together better in time.
Day 2: I left about half the bottle because I didn't really want to drink anymore, and it has improved some today. The palate has filled out a bit, the stemminess evolving into more woody tones and the vegetal streak has receded somewhat. I'd say hold for a few years, though I do have my doubts it will ever become much more than what it is.
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