Pale, bright yellow. More feminine on the nose than the Valmur, offering aromas of citrus fruits, pear and white flowers plus a soupçon of oak spice. Very silky, seamless and refined but also shows terrific intensity and floral lift. Harmonious acidity leavens the density of this wine, giving it an almost weightless impression in the mouth. Perfectly integrated and balanced from the start. The impressively long, rising finish features piquant notes of citrus peel, minerals and flowers. I’d give this fine-grained beauty a good five years in the cellar before pulling the cork.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2030
Robert Parker 91
The 2015 Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses comes from 2.5 hectares of vine, west and southwest facing. The nose needs some encouragement from the glass, but ultimately reveals attractive green apple, granite and orange blossom aromas all neatly defined. The palate is well balanced with quite a rounded and voluptuous opening, the tropical tones nicely integrated with the citrus fruit; there is just a little more spice and terroir expression required on the finish, but there is good persistence here.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2032
Not giving much away on the nose or the palate. Very withheld indeed. There is definitely some concentration here, but it is hard to judge its potential at this stage. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025