Jim, I have been lucky enough to have tried a few, from the late 1970s, a few years ago. Sublime is an understatement. I'll see if I can find the name and other details.
https://www.connexionfrance.com/Fre...winemakers-battle-frost#.YHC3lMajjY0.facebookUnusually warm weather followed by frost adds up to the worst weather in 30 years for French vineyards.
Looking forwerd to yer thawtz on the 2017.
What's the ABV Jim?I find this to be a strange wine. It is quite pleasant, but it has a flavor that I have never tasted in any other Chardonnay, indeed in any other wine. It is hard to characterize, but the closest I can come is to call it "floral", i.e. suggestive of flower scents. And it is not dry like I expected.
I have enjoyed Chardonnay from CA. OR, WA, France, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile but I've never tasted one with this characteristic. Nevertheless, I think we will enjoy finishing it.