Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Coup de Coeur 2016
JD100: Pure perfection in the glass is the 2016 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur, a selection of Luc’s favorite barrels. It offers extraordinary notes of caramelized citrus, toasted brioche, marzipan, white flowers and a liqueur of rocks-like minerality. With full body, incredible purity, a layered, huge palate presence, yet a weightless, elegant texture, it needs to be tasted to be believed. Hats off to Morlet for an incredible Chardonnay. Give it a year and enjoy over the following decade or more.
WA98+: The 2016 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur comes from Old Wente clones and is a selection of the finest barrels. It's just a little shy at this very young stage, with the nose revealing subtle allspice, powder ginger and yuzu scents with a core of peach tart, orange blossoms, crushed rocks and lime cordial. Full-bodied and absolutely packed with tightly wound layers of citrus and stone fruits, it has a fantastic backbone of crisp freshness injecting incredible tension and carrying the flavors to an epically long finish. This will be incredibly long lived. 125 cases produced.