1.8 ha (4.4 acres). Racked to tank just before the 2018 harvest. 25% new oak on the grands crus. Seductively rich and spiced on the nose. Deep and gloriously inviting. Chewy and full in the mouth but with a tension and no fat. Precise and stony on the finish, drawing in and standing upright. Tall and glorious. Deep and long. Fabulous. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035
Robert Parker 96
The 2017 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru delivers a vibrant but reserved bouquet of lemon zest, white flowers and crushed chalk that is still some distance from displaying all its breadth of expression. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and tensile, with a tight-knit core, searingly intense chalky extract and an electric sense of energy, concluding with a long finish. This is the most linear Chevaliers I tasted in the 2017 vintage, which was typically somewhat more open at the same stage in Anne-Claude’s day, so it will be interesting to see how much plenitude it displays in bottle.