A very intense and expressive nose of brioche, peach blossom, candied orange, lemon oil, yellow peaches and dry apricot, interacts gracefully with vanilla, toasted hazelnut, meringue and subtle white truffle to form a multi-layered and very intense bouquet.
Very complex, creamy, ample texture, a lot of "gras" and balanced with a lingering perfumed finish. This vintage of Cuvée Indigène will age and continue to express its potential for two decades,
much like its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.
Another resounding success is the 2007 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene. This wine has superb honeysuckle, citrus oil, and tropical fruit notes intermixed with some smoky hazelnut and brioche aromas. It is full-bodied, has great depth, texture, and length, and looks to be one of the best cuvees of Indigene made in the last decade.
The Wine Advocate
"Hazy, pale chartreuse color. An exotically perfumed nose displays heady aromas of citrus and orchard fruits, minerals, nougat and dried flowers, with a slow-mounting saffron quality. Deep, weighty pear and Meyer lemon flavors are underscored by smoky mineral and lees notes, which gain power with aeration. Smooth, spherical and strikingly persistent on the very long finish, which repeats the floral and smoky notes. "
International Wine Cellar