Winery Notes: Serve between 12 and 14˚c and air or carafe the wine before tasting. After airing, this wine presents a perfect balance between fresh minerality and very ripe fruit. The mouth is warm, delicious and salty, with a spicy cinnamon finish.
The 2011 Chablis Montee de Tonnerre is another of the more reticent wines in the lineup, but its potential is easier to see. Layers of brisk, saline minerality support the fruit in a typical, vivid expression of Montee de Tonnerre. The 2011 is endowed with lovely overall balance and tons of class. A hint of ocean breeze delineates the bright finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015+.
Discreet notes of algae, oyster shell and white flowers slide gracefully into rich, concentrated and overtly muscular middle weight flavors that possess both excellent volume and palate staining dry extract. The sheer depth here is most impressive as is the persistence on the borderline bone dry finish. Burghound