Philippe Colin Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru 2011 is a spectatcular representation of a great white burgundy-elegant, refined and profound.
Burghound (BH): 91-94
Strong sulfur scents dominate the nose. There is a similar mouth feel to that of the Demoiselles with textured, seductive and opulent large-scaled flavors that display plenty of the hallmark minerality before culminating in a powerful, intense and driving finish. This is unusually forward for a young Chevalier, indeed there is so much fat that this should be atypically approachable young even though it will require the better part of a decade to arrive at its full majority. Moderate patience should pay dividends even with the youthful enticement.
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92-95
Bright, pale lemon-yellow color. Peach, brown spice and vanilla aromas are given punch by a strong rocky quality. Suave and fine-grained on entry, then intense and penetrating in the middle, offering an exhilarating combination of fat and energy. This really saturates the palate. The rising finish features peach and saline qualities. Displays real character in a year in which many wines lack personality.