Things take a more serious turn with the 2010 Chablis Mont de Milieu, which is a major step up from the preceding premier crus. Fruit, structure and acidity are all deftly balanced in this harmonious, impeccable wine. I especially like the level of nuance and pure delineation in the glass. A round, textured finish rounds things out in style. Here again, the seemingly opposite, contradictory qualities of the vintage are both on display. The Mont de Milieu is at once approachable yet taut. I find the combination utterly irresistible. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.
As it usually does, this possesses a slight exoticism that manifests itself in notes of dried orange peel and tangerine along with sea breeze and oyster shell nuances. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and powerful flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration and plenty of palate staining extract on the saline, long and quite serious finish. In brief, this would appear to offer terrific potential.