2006 and 2005 White Burgundies (Sep 2007)

Pungent stone fruits, cold steel, marzipan and charred oak on the nose. Large-scaled, tactile and quite powerful, with captivating, utterly pure flavors of pineapple, wet stone and minerals. Wonderfully sweet and smooth on the back end, with a lovely light touch, but the dusty, tactile aftertaste is stony and uncompromising. I’d forget about this extremely backward wine for a good decade. (Incidentally, I retasted the 2004 Corton-Charlemagne next to this one, and was knocked out by the earlier vintage’s almost peppery minerality; its powerful acidity and great cut; and its bracing, juicy flavors of cold steel, lemon and lime. This latest sample rated 96+?.)