($44) Pale, bright color. Perfumed, ineffably pure aromas of lemon, lime, powdered stone and spring flowers. Wonderfully pure, sharply delineated and gripping, with intense flavors similar to the aromas. Extremely unevolved and almost painful today, offering an uncanny combination of elegance and thrust. The concentration of flavor is amazing for a wine with 12.5% alcohol. (Dauvissat notes that the 2005 version is a full degree higher, which he emphasized has produced two very different styles of wine. I would buy and cellar either in a heartbeat.)
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2006
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2004 Chablis Forets offers a richly aromatic nose of candied pears and salty minerals. This medium-bodied wine is crammed with fleshy white fruits, sea shells, salt, spices, iodine, and notes of fresh mint leaves that linger in its lengthy, seamless finish.
Author: Robert Parker
Burghound | Rating: 91
The best of these 1ers with complex and seductively perfumed ripe green fruit that is very backward and primary as it highlights the round, sweet, pure and superbly well detailed medium full flavors, all wrapped in a stony and notably focused finish of unusual intensity. This is a seriously impressive effort that should age well over the medium term and hold for a long time thereafter. This is definitely one to buy and cellar; in fact I added this to my personal cellar.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 4th Quarter, 2006
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Tightly wound, with a mix of lemon, seashore and iodine flavors that ride the bracing acidity. There's a chalklike texture, though this is wrapped up tightly on the finish. Be patient. 208 cases imported.
In striking contrast to the 2005, this is etched. lean and restrained, with a gorgeous fruit/marine/acid fragrance, delicate body and resoundingly mineral finish. Even the color is paler and the texture more lacy. Still needs time.