Robert Parker 92
The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos was vinified 20% in new oak barrels and 80% in stainless steel, then 18 months maturation in one- to two-year-old oak barrels. It has a more exotic bouquet with peach skin and nectarine notes flourishing in the glass, nicely defined, if perhaps just missing a little detail. The palate is rounded and quite sensual on the entry, though it is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity and gorgeous white peach, dried mango and spicy notes on the long and quite powerful finish. This is a very fine, quite sophisticated Les Clos that should age with style over 10-15 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Scented and substantial. Sleek and satiny. Masses of acidity. All tucked in for the future.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2032
(bottled in January of 2016; all of the premier crus were bottled just before the 2015 harvest): Bright yellow. Yeasty baked bread and rocky calcaire dominate the nose. Dense, full and energetic; fat and silky for the vintage but classically dry and stony. Subtle notes of pineapple and flowers add complexity. Best today on the subtle, slowly mounting back end, which spreads out to saturate the palate with liquid stone. Not yet especially demonstrative but, with its penetrating stony minerality, this wine is built for a long life in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2034