Robert Parker 91
Comparing the 2004 Montrachet against the 2002, the latter is clearly the superior wine. The aromatics feel a little discombobulated at first, with suggestions of TCA or sulphur reduction. But allowing the wine to breathe, my conclusion is that it displays that mulchy, herbaceous element that afflicts so many 2004 Burgundies. The palate is still quite attractive with a fine line of acidity, notes of walnut and smoke, though there is just a touch of greenness marring the finish. This is a perplexing Montrachet that feels a little out of sorts. Tasted September 2013.
(this had been in tank three weeks and was fined ten days before I tasted it) Deeply pitched aromas of clove, iodine and charred oak, lifted by white flowers. Lush and fat but with terrific verve. The elegant side of Montrachet rather than simply big or powerful; in fact, today this comes across as less powerful than the Perrieres. Very fresh flavors of pear, iodine and flowers. Finishes supple and extremely long.