Robert Parker – 90-92
The 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru comes from their small 0.14-hectare parcel at the top of the slope in the last rows of vines before it hits Montrachet. It has a restrained bouquet, very well defined with noticeable mineralite and tension. The palate is vibrant on the entry with lime cordial and hints of white peach. There is good weight here, although I would like to see more nervosite and stoniness developing on the finish.
Vinous – 91-93
(tasted from cuve; this fruit was harvested on October 2, with 13.1% potential alcohol; carrying 4.8 grams/liter acidity; aged in a single 2010 barrel): Slightly hazy appearance. Captivating aromas of lemon, lime, pineapple, spearmint, grass and wet stone. Penetrating acidity is keeping this wine extremely tight, even monolithic, in the middle. Quite powerful but there’s no way in today. Extremely primary wine with a slightly tart citrus quality and intriguing white pepper perfume. This very promising grand cru will need at least five or six years of bottle aging but should be a long-distance runner.