This wine expresses the quintessential Burgundy inspiration for Talbott Chardonnays. Medium straw in color, this wine has aromatics of honeysuckle, melon, ripe bananas, roasted almond, and vanilla, with just a hint of sweetness. The intensity of the wine’s bouquet is framed by a touch of French oak and toasty yeast character. Unlike the opulent 2004 vintage, in 2005 the growing season was cooler, yielding a wine that beautifully epitomizes Talbott’s classic Burgundian style. On the palate, this vintage shows creamy character and lush silky richness, with notes of pear, white peach, nectarine and sweet toasty oak. The finish is long and clean, with bright, vibrant acidity. While drinking very well now, this vintage will improve in the cellar for seven years.