2011 Domaine Bouchard Père et Fils Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru (Pre-Arrival)
The Chevalier-Montrachet exudes white pepper, citrus and hints of apricot and other stone fruit aromas. Very rich yet fresh and well-defined, with flavors of peach, pear and mineral followed by a very long aftertaste.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright pale yellow. Rich aromas and flavors of lemon zest, white flowers and gingerbread. Full and sappy but given an urgent, juicy quality by a superb acid/mineral spine. Nothing heavy or flaccid about this beauty in spite of its sweet, open-knit mid-palate. The impressively firm, rising, peacock's tail of a finish boasts terrific energy for the year. This one actually finished with lower residual sugar than the 2010 version, which has close to two grams per liter, according to Prost.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is also ultra-pure and very cool with its essence of white flowers, citrus, green apple, pear and mineral reduction scents. There is outstanding verve and cut to the driving, concentrated and wonderfully intense middle weight flavors that seem to be extracted directly from liquid rock. The saline-infused finish is relatively dry but not especially austere and reflects well the naturally refined and classy mouth feel of a classic Chevalier. While there is no noticeable qualitative difference between this and the Corton-Charlemagne, I prefer the elegance and refinement of the Chevalier.
12-14 months in barrel, up to 20% new. Not giving much away on the nose. Some cedary citrus. Richer on the palate than I expected from the nose but still very much a child of this vintage. More length than depth, clean cut and subtle. 17/20 points.
Very reserved and elegant, with bright citrus noes on teh nose, and a cool minerality on the palate. Very full of life, and lovely. Pretty white flowers as well. A classic blend of grapes from all the portoins of the vineyard. rich montrachet-like fruit, from teh bottom and spicy mineral-driven grapes from the top of the vineayrd where the soil is sahllow and teh nmother rock very close. Lovely! (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgudy Buyer, 02/2013)