Robert Parker – 92
The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montmain, which was touched by hail, offers a sense of depth and power on the nose. This is clearly more backward than its peers but very well defined. The palate is rounded and slightly honeyed on the entry with a fine thread of acidity. It builds in the mouth but there is something broody about this Montmains which makes it beguiling. Give this two or three years at least because instinct tells me it will repay those with the nous to cellar this Chablis away.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035
Vinous – 90-92
(these grapes were picked at the same time as the Forêt): Bright lemon-yellow. Cool and minty on the reticent nose. Then juicy on the palate and a bit more open-knit than the Forêt, but with an uncompromising dryness to the grapefruit and menthol flavors. This is more concentrated and enveloping if still a bit youthfully warm. These vines are about 30 years old, compared to 20 to 25 for the Forêt. No shortage of ripeness here.