(this one finished its malo very early, in January): Bright, green-tinged yellow. Aromas of orange marmalade, flint and powdered stone. Rich and round but penetrating, with lovely intensity to the yellow fruit, mineral and floral flavors. Almost deceptively gentle in texture today, but there's a steely spine of acids and minerals here. Seems more consistently ripe than the Batard. Long on the aftertaste, with a firm acid edge.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: September/October 2011
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93
A petrol aroma gives way to citronella, apricot, lime and mineral flavors, matched to a creamy texture. This is firmly structured and taut, with a long, luscious finish. Shows fine intensity and precision. Best from 2015 through 2030. 90 cases made.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92
The 2010 Chevalier-Montrachet is very pretty. It boasts gorgeous inner perfume and terrific balance. Honey, apricots, smoke, nectarines and vanillin all come together in the glass. There is a plushness, sweetness, and a generosity in the Chevalier that is highly attractive. The seamless, finely-knit finish leaves a lasting impression. Anticipated maturity: 2012+.