($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
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.