A background note of pain grill‚ frames a high-toned and airy white flower nose of dazzling purity and this transparency characterizes the delicious, complex and wonderfully deep flavors that are also blessed with superb dry extract on the opulent and citrus-infused finish. While the '05 Blanchot is clearly a lovely wine, it simply can't match the sheer power of the MdT and interestingly, it lacks the same class as well. It's possible that this suffered a bit more from the very recent bottling but at the moment, it's not really a contest between the two.
Author: Allen Meadows
Issue: 4th Quarter, 2007
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Pale yellow. High-toned, slightly exotic pineapple aroma-|heavier, like the '06,| notes Bernard Raveneau. Fat and oily on the palate but with a very dry impression in spite of its ripe pineapple flavors. Very long and a bit warm on the back end, with a trace of finishing bitterness. In style this is more Cote de Beaune than Chablis. Much broader than the sample I tasted a year ago from barrel. Today, this one strikes me as the oddball among these 2005s.