Notes of Botrytis Cinerea (also known as noble rot) are evident in the hedonistically appealing, bright gold-colored 1998 Montrachet's nose. Its honeyed spice and vanilla aromas are followed by a decadently sexy personality. This round, hyper-rich wine is crammed with overripe fruits, touches of caramel, and French toast soaked in syrup. It is magnificently flavorful and pleasing yet does not have the capacity to gain in complexity with cellaring. Drink this spicy fruit bomb over the next 5-6 years.
(128, The Wine Advocate 21st Apr 2000)