2016 Le Chai Duchet Vire-Clesse Quintessence

A sharp lemon and spice nose. Honey, lemon, peach on the palate. Seems a hair restrained right now. Nice acidity and balance. A bit of spice on the mid-palate. Finishes long with crisp lemon and honey notes. Not quite as complex as the previous vintage. It may need some short term aging. "B+"