Toasted nuts, citrus zest, crushed white flower petals and a touch of oak frame the orchard and stone fruits of this nimble ’14 Grandes Ruchottes. Beautiful, almost architectural structure suggests that this wine has a long life ahead of it, but die-hard Burgheads will have a hard time not enjoying it early--it’s just that splendid. Maltroye’s parcel of Grandes Ruchottes is a scant acre of sixty-year-old vines, but that small parcel is responsible for one of the estate’s most esteemed, renowned wines. Maltroye’s Jean-Pierre Cornut ferments whole clusters of Chardonnay in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and then ages the wine for a year in oak barrels, one-third new, before bottling the wine with light filtration. This intense, focused wine has the structure to age for a decade or longer; please do decant for a better drinking experience.