The 2018 Chablis Cuvée de la Butte, as the name suggests, comes from Les Butteaux and sees 5% maturation in barrels, the remainder in stainless steel. It gradually unfurls in the glass to reveal orange blossom and light gunflint aromas, though I would have liked a little more intensity. The palate is well balanced with a rounded opening and quite voluminous in the mouth, but it needs more bite and acidity toward the finish, which does not fulfill the promise of the attractive aromatics. 2019 - 2027
|Score: 88||Neal Martin, vinous.com, January 2020|
The 2018 Chablis Cuvée de la Butte is a success, revealing pretty aromas of citrus oil, grapefruit, white flowers and oyster jus. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample but stony, with racy acids and a saline finish.
|Score: 90||William Kelley, Wine Advocate (244), August 2019|
Grapes for this wine come from within the 1er cru "Les Butteaux" in the village of Chablis . It is exposed south-east, has a very calcareous soil and a very steep slope. The free run juices were vinified in horizontal stainless steel tanks for 95% and 5% in barrels. The fermentations ended at the end of November. Elevage continued in horizontal stainless steel tanks and a few older barrels, on the lees, with a little batonnage, for a further 7 months. Clean, bright white fruits and citrus come through no the expressive nose that is youthful and pure in fruit. The palate follows in the same vein, with juicy citrus and stone fruits at the core and racy acidity cutting through the fleshier, riper tones. There is a little cream on the palate that adds to the body but this is a mineral, fresh and driven style. Great typicity, freshness and vivacity, perfect to drink now.
|Score: 16+||Farr Vintners, July 2019|
Aromas of matchstick, sea breeze, apple and tidal pool precede vibrant, stony and nicely detailed if not particularly concentrated flavors that offer more evident salinity on the equally dry and crisp finish. This is a bit more complex and overall, it is a competent villages.
|Score: 88||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (76), October 2019|