Supple, yet lean and tautly structured beneath, this is dense and vibrant, featuring a core of honeysuckle, melon, mineral and vanilla flavors. It expands on the finish, but will open more with time. 50 cases imported.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The exceptional 2002 Chablis Les Clos bursts with white flowers, smoke, salt, and flint. Medium to full-bodied, it has awesome depth, purity, concentration, and length. An underlying, coiled nugget of power can be discerned in this complex wine's character. Rocks, pears, spices, seashells, and white peaches make up this glorious offering's nuanced flavor profile.
Author: Pierre Rovani
Tighter still and this is presently completely unevolved and almost aromatically mute, save for hints of exquisitely complex white flower and green apple notes leading to restrained yet powerful flavors that demonstrate little until the wine simply explodes on the finish with breathtaking, almost painful intensity. This is really a very subtle wine, understated in the extreme at the moment yet it is positively crystalline in its purity and minerality but it's the finish that really sets this apart as it is lasts for minutes. In short, there is incredible volume, great power and unbelievable depth if not quite the finesse of the Preuses and this should drink well for 20 years.