Wine Advocate Rating 93
Tasted blind at the Burgundy 2011 horizontal tasting in Beaune. Anne-Claude Leflaive’s Chevalier-Montrachet 2011 is bestowed with a crystalline bouquet, reticent at first, but then unfurling with subtle mineral notes, licorice, spice and flint aromas. The palate is clean and fresh with crisp acidity. There is more tension here than in Philippe Colin’s Chevalier, with a citric core of fruit, although it needs more delineation and minerality on the rather muscular finish. That will surely develop with commensurate bottle age.