Chevalier Montrachet les Demoiselles
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. The Chevalier-Montrachet les Demoiselle 2011 has quite a lot of prominent new oak on the nose that is rather detracting from the delineation at the moment. It seems to have just gone into its shell since I last tasted it. However, the palate is appealingly balanced and smooth. Yes, it seems a little commercial at first but then it gains depth and intensity with aeration, the minerality, its stony heart, beginning to become more pronounced, especially on the finish. I do not think it possesses the harmony and focus of the 2012, but it is still an impressive Grand Cru.
(Special Interim Issue Report, The Wine Advocate 30th Nov 2014)