The 2012 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Grandes Ruchottes is a tad more reticent than the Les Caillerets but it opens nicely with lime flower and fresh pear scents. The palate is nicely balanced with a fine citric core of fruit, touches of dried apricot and quince; then eases down toward a refined, quite feminine finish.
Powerful from the outset – aromas of precise citrus fruit, slight smokiness and marked minerality. Deep and full fruited and still so tight and crystalline, very fresh finish. Julia Harding MW