A discreet touch of wood does not intrude on the expressiveness of the white flower, spiced pear and citrus peel nose that enjoys added breadth in the form of wet stone hints. There is fine richness to the beautifully well-delineated and wonderfully intense medium-bodied flavors that are tautly muscled yet refined, all wrapped in a beautifully balanced, bone dry, mildly austere and explosive finish. As good as this is it's not necessarily obvious that it will surpass the superb Bâtard.
Chevalier-Montrachet is a tiny Grand Cru appellation for white wine situated on the stony slopes just above Le Montrachet towards the southern end of the Cote d'Or. The wines are exceptional, if slightly lighter in style than their neighbour down the hill.