Billaud-Simon’s 2011 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre – from vines principally in Chapelot, and some third of which are among the domaine’s oldest, planted in 1935 – delivers sweetly-ripe pear, kiwi and grapefruit sizzlingly tinged with white pepper, radish and lemon zest, and imbued with a sense of chalk dust suffusion and illusive kelp and seaweed. There is so much going on in this densely packed bottling that you almost want to spread it more thinly to get a better view, which is not something I would say about many other wines of this vintage. I suspect that this one may well gain stature in bottle and will certainly be worth following through at least 2018. (DS
Bright green-tinged yellow. Captivating aromas of white peach, lime and powdered stone are complicated by a gingery nuance. Rich and broad but youthfully tight, with lovely energy and a touch of menthol austerity to the white peach and crushed stone flavors. Mounts slowly and builds impressively on the fresh, dry, backward finish, which boasts a rich pineapple note. This excellent premier cru calls for a few years of cellaring. (ST)
Crushed rocks, slate, lime and gunflint are at the heart of the 2011 Chablis Montee de Tonnerre. A super-classic Montee de Tonnerre, the 2011 boasts striking elegance, purity and class, not to mention incredible freshness for the year. Gorgeous floral and mineral elements continue to emerge as the 2011 shows off its vibrant minerality and pure class. This is another fabulous showing from BIllaud-Simon. (AG)
This is evolving beautifully with its nuanced and layered nose that offers up notes of mineral reduction, citrus and floral notes that exhibit just a hint of exoticism. The rich, intense and pure middle weight flavors glide across the palate to deliver fine depth on the solidly persistent and well-balanced finish where evident minerality is evident. While this could easily be enjoyed now I would give it 1 to 2 more years of cellar time. Tasted multiple times recently with consistent results.
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