93 points Wine & Spirits: "[$150 list] The Boisset family owns some of the rare chardonnay vines in Vougeot, farming them under biodynamics and consistently producing distinctly delicious white Burgundy from the Côte de Nuits. Of the 74 plots covering 104 acres, this monopole, across a small road to the north of Clos de Vougeot, is its most prized. Jasper Morris, MW, in an article for this magazine (October 2012), compared the soil at this site to that of Vougeraie’s holding directly across the road, where pinot noir is planted in the Clos de Vougeot: “The Clos Blanc is much lighter in color, with more chips of limestone evident. The underlying rock is different too, being an unusual salmon pink conglomerate of the Oligocene period, not seen in Clos de Vougeot or other adjoining vineyards.” The monks who are said to have planted this site to white grapes in 1110 would have probably donned sunglasses to taste this 2015. It’s powerfully compressed, blinding in its white-lime acidity, a cool, crisp evocation of the soil. Flinty in its youthful reduction, there’s something ineffably refreshing about this wine. (Apr 2018)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$150 list] A layer of smoke adds depth to lemon cake, citronella and floral aromas and flavors in this intense white. Sleek and vibrant, with a long, lemon zest aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2027. 1,119 cases made. (7/31/18)"
Bill Nanson (Burgundy Report): "Really a long alcohol fermentation -- normally it’s done in January, this finished in August -- the malo done at the same time. Will give this a longer elevage. A little oak, but fine agrume notes too. Oh, this is fresh and dynamic, complex and also concentrated. Still some oak, but really great wine. Bravo!"
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