Massive in every respect with full-on penetrating aromas of white flowers and fresh citrus extract followed by huge, oily, almost viscous broad and deep flavors that don't have the piercing detail of the Chevalier but display an extremely impressive and fine acid/fruit balance in their own right. This is a powerful, precise, intense, completely backward Montrachet of immense proportions that is altogether imposing in its sheer size and raw power. The wine is almost difficult to judge as one can sense the colossal reserve sitting below the surface but for the moment, this depth is only hinted at. A monument in the making that will live for 25 years, perhaps longer.
|Score: 96||Allen Meadows, Burghound.com (15), July 2004|
Brooding aromas of roasted peach, clove and iodine. Hugely dense on the palate but extremely backward, even a bit compact today, as if folded in on itself. The powerful flavors of apple, minerals and iodine are still totally unevolved. Extremely powerful, tactile finishing flavors go on and on, with a subtle lingering sweetness that refuses to quit.
|Score: 94+||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (116), October 2004|
|Score: 93/96||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar (110), October 2003|
The 2002 Montrachet (domaine) sports a spicy, mineral-laced nose. Broad, fresh, and detailed, this pretty, light to medium-bodied wine has a deep underlying minerality that lingers in its long, filigree-like finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015.
|Score: 92/94||Pierre-Antoine Rovani, Wine Advocate (151), February 2004|
|Score: 95/100||Per-Henrik Mansson, Wine Spectator (May31st 04), May 2004|