This too is aromatically very cool and pure and there is plenty of nuance on the liqueur-like aromas of plum, dark cherry, forest floor and a suggestion of humus. The tight, focused and strikingly intense big-bodied flavours possess excellent mid-palate density along with a superbly long finish that, like the Beaux Monts, is akin to rolling small pebbles around in the mouth. This austere, backward and tightly coiled effort will need at least 6 to 8 years to add flesh and complexity and will likely require fully 20 years to reveal its full potential.
92-95 points, Allen Meadows, burghound.com.
The 2017 Chambertin Grand Cru has the most backward and surly nose of Christophe Perrot-Minot’s Grand Crus, but it just needs a few swirls to reveal enticing raspberry, cranberry, brown spice and slightly ferrous aromas. The mineralité starts to reveal itself with aeration. The medium-bodied palate offers supple tannin, gorgeous pure raspberry preserve notes mixed with blood orange, sea salt and light quince, and marmalade notes toward the succinct finish. Predictably as it might read, this is the best 2017 from Perrot-Minot. Drinking date 2022 - 2048.
94-96 points, Neal Martin, Vinous, November 2018.
Vivid coloration ranging from deep ruby to black-cherry. Their aromas suggest strawberry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry as well as fruit pits, liquorice, and spices. Violet, moss and underbrush are also likely to be present. On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to make a full and complex body, full of sap and voluptuosness textured. Keeping potential is 10 years minimum. Although these sumptuous Grands Crus share a family resemblance, each has its own distinctive nuances.