Jean-Michel Chartron’s 2017 Clos des Chevaliers was one of the most stunning examples of the vintage that I tasted during my three weeks in the region. The bouquet is deep, pure and shows beautiful intensity of flavor in its constellation of pear, apple, crème patissière, fresh almond, a magically complex base of chalky minerality, white flowers and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and very, very refined, with a lovely core of fruit, superb soil inflection, racy acids and outstanding length and grip on the gorgeous finish. This is quite ripe in 2017, coming in at 13.6 percent natural alcohol in this vintage, but is seamlessly balanced and shows no signs of pushing the envelope. A great, great bottle of Chevalier in the making.
| John Gilman
||France | Burgundy | Puligny Montrachet
| Bottle size
||Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
| Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
| When to drink