($410-$475; still in barrel) Nectar-like aromas of exotic apricot, iodine and clove. Fat and sweet but with plenty of energy to leaven the impression of sheer richness. A wine of great concentration and weight. Uncanny mounting finish leaves the palate buried under a wave of fruits, spices and minerals. Saouma notes that this wine went through a viognier-like apricotty stage before the class of the vineyard emerged. (Vintus, New York, NY; Chicago Wine Merchants Selections, Chicago, IL; Atherton Wine Imports, Atherton, CA)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95
A chameleon, this young white shows hints of mint, pine forest, honey, citrus and mineral aromas and flavors, ever-changing. Light-weight, but not light, with an oily texture. Balances all its elements, building to a long, butterscotch finish that reveals the potential. 12 cases imported.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Burghound | Rating: 94
Arguably the freshest nose of the bunch with an elegant, airy and high-toned nose that offers incredible breadth, from naturally spicy ripe orchard fruit to floral notes to limestone nuances that continue onto the much more reserved yet superbly intense flavors that are still linear on the fantastically long finish. Like many '04s, this is unusually detailed for a classic Montrachet and at present, actually resembles a fine Chevalier though the material is so impressive here that I suspect it will begin to broaden once in bottle.