Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France
Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet
(from a tiny estate plot just below Montrachet, on the Chassagne-Montrachet side; there's just a single two-year-old 350-liter barrel of this juice): Perfumed scents of apple, pear and white flowers. A distinctly elegant, delineated style of Batard, with a repeating floral quality in the mouth and brisk but harmonious acidity that Weber says is due to the rich clay soil. Not particularly open or nuanced yet but not musclebound or heavy. This very youthful wine has the energy and lift to repay patience.