Pale yellow. Musky, slightly high-toned aromas of lemon, lavender, hazelnut and white pepper, complicated by suggestions of earth and toast. Sappy and densely packed but youthfully imploded; less glyceral today than the Forest and Vaillons but boasts explosive minerality and outstanding inner-mouth lift. The chewy, extremely long finish perfumes the taste buds with citrus peel, flowers and spices. A superb and very ripe example of this grand cru.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: July/August 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 2009 Chablis Les Preuses reveals a rich fabric of finely spun fruit. There is a silkiness and finesse to the Preuses that is hard to fully capture with words. White flowers, mint and citrus peel are some of the nuances that come together in this beautifully articulated, complete Chablis. The round, harmonious finish points to many years of very fine drinking.