The super-opulent, highly extracted Montrachet conjures up everything that this 19.76-acre grand cru vineyard should, but so rarely does produce. There is density, balance, a haunting combination of minerals and ripe fruit, and a finish that exceeds 60 seconds. Interestingly, it is more developed and softer than the Chevalier-Montrachet and Corton-Charlemagne. However, do not expect it to evolve any faster than those two wines as this big, splendidly concentrated wine should last for at least 20-25 years. (RP)
A fully mature and notably ripe nose features overt notes of sous bois along with impressively complex aromas that include very subtle spice and dried tangerine hints. There is excellent richness and power to the full-bodied flavors that possess outstanding concentration, all wrapped in an explosive, intense and mouth coating finish that delivers fine length. This is a big Montrachet though not an especially elegant or refined effort though few '89s are. While this will continue to drink well for years to come, I would advise consuming it over the next few years as it risks becoming heavy with extended aging. In sum, this is a very good but not incredible vintage for this storied wine.
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