Domaine Belargus - Quarts de Chaumes Grand Cru "Ultra" sweet 2018 375ml
"Ultra" is a rare cuvée, which can only be produced in certain exceptional years. 2018 was one of these vintages. Extremely concentrated, it came from the last trie of the harvest, on the top of the Quarts-de-Chaume rump. Clusters covered with Botrytis presented the grapes so concentrated they were dry. In the press, it took a long time to see the first drop of this nectar.
The wine opens with an intense and ultra concentrated but still vinous and not overly fruity bouquet with pencil point notes on the first nose that slowly reveals concentrated, syrupy apricot and roasted bacon-rind notes. Enormously viscous on the palate but at the same time so finessed, vital and balanced that the wine never weighs heavily and is not even sticky, this is an exceptional QDC, of which just one barrel was produced. The aging capacity is ideal, and due to its balance, I don't see any doubts the wine can age 100 and more years. 100% Chenin Blanc.