JancisRobinson.com – 17
0.46 ha. Quite thick looking. Very rich and dense. Floral start and then tightens up on the end. Interesting lactones. Very firm and dry on the end. Tight and tense on the end. Very dry. I’d love to see this with more age!
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028
Vinous – 95+
The 2011 Chevalier-Montrachet is drop-dead gorgeous. Hints of light floral honey, almonds and lemon oil are just beginning to develop, but the Chevalier-Montrachet is mostly a wine of texture and shape. Not a huge wine, the 2011 impresses for its incredible class and nuance. With air, slightly more exotic and tropical notes emerge, providing a hint of what waits for those lucky few who will be able to source this jewel of a wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2015
Burghound – 92-94
Here too there is a background touch of wood framing the reserved aromas of white flowers, lemon rind, spice and wet stone hints. There is superb volume and intensity to the borderline salty broad-shouldered flavors that seem to be extracted directly from liquid rock. The strikingly long finish is markedly dry though again, not particularly austere and I very much admire the overriding sense of harmony.