Deep golden in color. Perhaps showing some advanced signs but not all the way oxidized by any means. The nose has some minerals, slight lemon peel and a bit of spice. Someone mentioned caramel, but it seemed more like butterscotch from the oak. On the palate, this isn't flabby but the acidity isn't noticeable either. Lots of minerals, some lemon. A bit of depth. Slightly clipped on the finish. Overall, this is a very nice Chardonnay, but when one buys and pays for Montrachet, the expectations are high. This will work with lighter foods.