The 2010 Chardonnay Ma Douce opens with gorgeous, Burgundian aromatics. Crushed rocks, gunflint, smoke, lemon oil, apricots and juicy peaches flow across the palate. The 2010 is rich, voluminous and textured from start to finish. Ma Douce is the most vibrant and focused of the Morlet Chardonnays. This is a beautiful Chardonnay from Luc Morlet. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
Drink Dates: 2013-2018
Author: Antonio Galloni
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
(Morlet describes this vineyard as |true Sonoma Coast,| on the second ridge in from the ocean, not far from Marcassin, Three Sisters and Hirsch): Good full yellow. Aromas of lemon and orange peel, pineapple, iodine and pear brandy, lifted by spices. Layered, minerally and light on its feet, with noteworthy refinement to its lemon, orange blossom and spice flavors. Finishes with lovely building length.
One of the best Chards I have had in awhile. Definitely more French than California in keeping with the maker's roots. Lots of lemony citrus, hint of vanilla, very little oak, wonderful nose and finish. I could drink this one every day and never tire.