Chevalier Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet 2014
**Note: from 25+ year old vines that are situated on the very highest of the 4 terraces; aged in 50% new oak**
An airy, cool and quite pure nose evidences the mineral reduction nuances that one typically finds in a fine Chevalier along with citrus, spice, essence of pear and dried floral aromas that are trimmed in soft wood. The wonderfully refined, textured and mineral-driven big-bodied flavors seem to be extracted directly from liquid rock before culminating in a chiseled, lemony and cuts-like-a-knife delineated finish that delivers superb length. As the best examples of Chevalier seem to always do this elegant effort combines finesse with power and class.
|Score: 93/95||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (63), June 2016|
The 2014 Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru takes a few swirls of the glass to really get going, eventually developing subtle peardrop and nectarine notes that patiently wait behind the stony veneer. The palate is crisp and fresh on the entry with a fine line of acidity, brisk and lively, hints of peach and pineapple coming through on the seductive and flattering finish that has plenty of roundness. This is just gorgeous, but it needs several years in the cellar.
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (222), December 2015|
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