This is only from the 2018 vintage, but already the wine has a golden colour. This proves the key to this wine’s style. It has a nutty, honeyed aroma and is already fully mature. The palate has a touch of butter. Impressions of nuts and honey contribute to a quite savoury finish. I quite enjoyed its savoury nuttiness, but it is in a style that may divide if your preference is only for chardonnay in the current tight and mineral fashion. I could see this presenting sublimely as a mature, by the glass option, paired with Lyonais style sausage. Ready to drink. Rating: Good (★★★, 85 points). Website: Domaine Alexis de Benoist. Tasted: June 2023.