This wine was tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chablis Grand Cru les Preuses appears to have closed down on the nose, reluctantly revealing yellow flower and granite scents that build in the glass. The palate is fresh and structured on the entry, and the acidity is very well judged with tension and race on the long finish. At the moment, this seems primal and backward, especially compared to previous encounters. Nonetheless, even blind you can tell that it has a bright future.
Spicy aromas give way to peach, melon and mineral flavors in this powerful white, with just a hint of vanilla. Builds to a long finish, showing balance and determination.