2014 Chablis Grand Cru La Moutonne Monopole
This is the unoffical extra Grand Cru and a monopole of the domaine. It`s a mix of Les Preuses and Vaudesir (95%) and as always it`s the most backward wine of the range, show muscle and depth. Underneath the structure the minerality is lurking but it all needs time. Drink from 2018. `Real sinewy intensity. Quality shines through. Great depth and then diamond-cutting sharpness. Great stuff. 18 pts` Jancis R
`Restrained aroma nut there is a depth of stony lemon fruit waiting to emerge. Dense and dry and beautifully balanced between depth of fruit and zesty refreshing intensity. Very long and almost gentle - for Chablis - on the finish` 17.5/20 - Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com `A restrained and cool nose of ripe floral and lemon suffused aromas precedes the big, rich and powerful large-scaled flavors that are dense and opulent with a notably dry finish that delivers excellent length. This should age well yet be approachable young too if desired thanks to the abundant mid-palate fat` 91-93/100 - Burghound `Sometimes described as the best single vineyard in Chablis, La Moutonne is a walled 2.35 hectare Grand Cru that combines parts of (mostly) Vaudésir with 5% Les Preuses. It’s a brilliant wine in 2013. concentrated, rich and powerful, but underpinned by notes of grapefruit and citrus peel. If it were located in the Côte de Beaune, this wine would sell at twice the price.` Tim Atkin MW
`From just 2.24 ha in Vaudésir plus a 0.11 ha nibble of Les Preuses, this lieux-dit monopole among the Grand Crus has only had three owners in five centuries. The 2013 is a soft, graceful Chablis with scents of linden blossom and vine flower and a deep, structured, mellow yet vivid flavour. ample and mouthfilling, yet poised too. I like Grand Crus to have a little breadth to them, to take them beyond Premier Cru pungency and stony asperity; this does. 93 pts` Andrew Jefford, Decanter, September 21, 2015.