Louis Jadot Chevalier Montrachet 'Les Demoiselles' 2012
WA96: The 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles Grand Cru has a strict, aristocratic, stony bouquet that is taut and focused - no messing about here. The palate is very intense on the entry with a mineral core wrapped up in precise orange zest and spicy notes that fan out sensually across the slightly saline finish. This is a Chevalier that you have to think about, unfurling in the glass, surely with hidden facets that will be revealed with age. This is a regal grand cru.
WS95: A smooth, almost oily-textured white, boasting peach, lemon cake, clove, butterscotch and floral aromas and flavors. All the components are in the right place, but this needs time to come together. Offers a long, mouthwatering and mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2033.
BH93: Here the reduction and sulfur are sufficiently strong as to completely mute the fruit. As is often the case with this wine, it is built on its minerality with very fine intensity to the medium weight plus flavors that also culminate in an impressively long but still quite compact finish. The linear backend is clearly in need of time to flesh out as this presently lacks that peacock tail effect that often makes this wine so wonderful.