Distinctly intense, muscular and hedonistic. Aromas of roses, lychee
nuts and citrus blossom mingle with a background of minerals
and spices, with a final touch of nutmeg and cedar. Full-bodied
and creamy, the palate displays a rich, sensual, seamless texture.
High natural acidity and notes of brioche and pain grillé complete
"The light straw/green-colored 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote offers an exotic nose of tropical fruits, litchi nuts, tangerines, and brioche. Gorgeous acidity buttresses the wine’s full-bodied, concentrated mouthfeel and freshness. It could easily pass for a grand cru from Chassagne-Montrachet."
The Wine Advocate
"Good bright, pale yellow. Subdued but pure aromas of peach, nectarine, orange rind, rose petal and lichee. Although rather backward, this began suppler than the Carriere despite conveying an impression of solid acidity. Very dry and sophisticated chardonnay with excellent length. I found myself raising my score every time I went back to this wine, which gained sweetness with aeration.
International Wine Cellar
"Sleek and refined, rich and elegant, with a silky band of anise, pear, hazelnut and ginger. Retains its elegance on a long, soothing finish that keeps repeating the fruit and light oak and mineral themes."