The word Meix means a house, Chavaux being a compression of chef and val, signifying “uphill from the valley”. The micro-climate, orientation and lime-marl soil here giving a wine of sumptuous, rounded texture and soft, mild length. The grapes came in perfectly ripe, but only 70% of a normal yield. The wine has fermented, and is still ageing, in double-sized barrels, one quarter being new. Again exclusive to HH&C (as in past years, when Leflaive’s wine-maker, Franck Grux, cultivated the vineyard), this has pale, green-lemon colour and stony, discrete aromas, which need further barrel-age to develop their complexities. Palate is broad and deep-flavoured, with rich fruit density and promising aftertaste (for drinking 2024-2030+).
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