Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018

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Peter Michael Ma Belle Fille Chardonnay 2018
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SKU 04130

750ml Bottle

The 2018 Ma Belle-Fille expresses nuances and complexity of dough, jasmine, pineapple, fresh pear, pastry elements, golden apple and nectarine accentuated by elegant minerality. Generous on the palate, rich with a creamy texture and multilayered, the wine displays brioche, orange blossom, dry honey, almond, nougat, vanilla, and clove. A pure expression of the Terroir of Ma Belle-Fille-gourmand, elegant and mineral, the finish is slightly oily, classic and very long. The wine will age gracefully for two decades.
Category White Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Knights Valley
Brand Peter Michael
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateA tank sample, the 2018 Chardonnay Ma Belle Fille comes from a block planted to a field selection of Hudson, Old Wente, Montrachet and Calera clone selections. Winemaker Nick Morlet informs me that the berries are tiny across the board here. It prances out of the glass with joyful orange oil, fresh grapefruit and lime cordial aromas plus nuances of shaved almonds, wet slate, nutmeg and beeswax with a hint of honeysuckle. The palate is very tight-knit and a little closed at this stage, with emerging sparks of intense citrus fruits and savory/yeasty/toasty notes, framed by amazing freshness and a silken texture, finishing long and chalky. 2,190 cases are due to be made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 13, 2020
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VinousThe 2018 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille is dense, powerful and tightly wound. I would give it a few years to come together. Ripe apricot, orange confit, baked apple tart and wild flowers infuse the 2018 with notable complexity to match its dense, packed personality.

Antonio Galloni, April 2020
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Wine SpectatorIntensely fruity and powerful, this is filled with concentrated pear tart flavors that feature notes of gooseberry and quince paste, showing hints of dried tropical fruits. Brioche and rich toasty details emerge on the unctuous finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,174 cases made.

Kim Marcus, May 27, 2020