Chevalier-Montrachet Grand cru"Les Demoiselles"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationChevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 40 years
- SoilChalk and clay
- Average yield35 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential10 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- Chevalier-Montrachet sits higher up the same hillside as the Montrachet appellation. In 1913 Domaine Louis LATOUR purchased this 0,51 hectare vineyard from the widow of Léonce Bocquet, who initiated renovations of a part of the Clos Vougeot Château. This vineyard carries the name "Les Demoiselles" in hommage to the daughters of an early 19th century Beaune General, Adèle and Julie Voillot, who were the owners of the vineyard and who died without marrying.
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThe wine is a lovely golden yellow colour and it has strong aromas of grilled hazlenuts and brioche. In the mouth, it has an exceptional fullness with a finish marked by exotic fruits, in particular mango and lemon confit. It has a wonderful length in the mouth.
- Food PairingSea scallops - saffroned monkfish - lobster thermidor
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2016 - Burghound.com - June 2018 - 92/100The big-bodied flavors are rich and lavish to the point of opulence and while there is good minerality...
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2016 - Wine Spectator - May 2018 - 96/100
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 97-98/100Compacted and powerful yet always in finesse and beauty. Great transparency. Full-bodied, tight and focused with lemongrass, stone, dried lemons and green apples. Excellent length. Drink a couple of years after release and beyond.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2016 - Tim Atkin - January 2018 - 96/100
This 0.51-hectare parcel has been part of the Louis Latour portfolio since 1913, and has never tasted better as a young wine in my experience. Fermented in new oak, as all the négociant's top whites are, this has appealing vanilla spice and toast aromas, sappy, mouth-watering acidity and considerable weight. Delicious. 2021-30
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2016 - Inside Burgundy, Jasper Morris - January 2018 - 91-95/100
Fullish yellow, a rich waxy buttery nose, certainly some oak. Then the fruit comes up behind. Rich, perhaps a little heavy, but there is a fundamental core of rich white fruit. I think the wine is going to win out over the oak treatment. (tasted prior to bottling)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2015 - Wine Enthusiast - November 2017 - 96/100
A ripe, dense wine, this has powerful fruit and a serious long-term future. It is rich with yellow fruits with a generous, creamy texture, and tight with minerality. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2015 - Burghound.com - June 2017 - 91-94/100
A beautifully fresh nose displays a combination of ripe aromas that include notes of various white-fleshed fruit, citrus and acacia blossom that are trimmed in wisps of both spice and soft wood. There is very fine concentration to the sleek and mineral-driven flavors that possess solid if not sensational concentration, all wrapped in a clean and dry finish where the only nit is a hint of warmth. This is built to reward mid to even longer-term cellaring and it should be lovely when it finally arrives. (91-94)/2025+
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2015 - Tim Atkin - January 2017 - 93/100
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2015 - Burgundy Report - December 2016 - "Super wine"
Vibrant - very attractive. This is a fine wide and complex wine, with a hint of tannic-like texture. Really very complex on the palate too - more saline. Super wine, certainly a little more mineral. Bill Nanson (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2014 - James Suckling - January 2017 - 96/100
Candied-lemon, mango, and cooked-apple aromas. Full bodied, layered and powerful with plenty of fruit, yet it's firm and lightly phenolic with a solid backbone of acid and mineral extract. Always polished and refined texture. Fantastic. Drink or hold.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2014 - Burghound.com - June 2016 - 94/100
An emphatically floral and softly exotic nose displays top notes of mango, apricot, citrus, spice and oak nuances. There is incredible richness to the sumptuously opulent and concentrated big-bodied flavors that despite the richness retain a lovely sense of verve and punch on the beautifully complex and highly persistent finish. I would further note that this is so concentrated that it's almost chewy today and this is one of those relatively rare built-to-age wines that could actually be enjoyed in its youth thanks to the abundant dry extract.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2014 - Wine Chronicles - May 2016 - 95/100
"A generous Chevalier," as one taster put it. But I loved it! It was better for my palate than the all impressive and opulent Batard, because it had more lift and freshness, more white than yellow stone fruit. Indeed, the floral bouquet elements were more evident on the nose. Of course, the palate was ample but nicely balanced. Delicate yet very long finish. Wow !
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2014 - Tim Atkin - February 2016 - 96/100
This 0.51 hectare parcel has been part of the Louis Latour portfolio since 1913. It's sill a very young, even chiseled wine with notes of pink grapefruit and lemon tart, a chalky bite, some aniseed and stylish oak integration, with some creamy lees in the mid palate. 2020-30 (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2014 - Wine Spectator - November 2016 - 94/100
This is broad and powerful, exhibiting ripe peach, nut oil, lemon tart, vanilla and clove notes. This is softer than its peers, but the finish has a chalky feel that lends grip and support. Best from 2018 through 2030. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - Wine Spectator - June 2016 - 92/100
Apricot, roasted lemon, butterscotch and toast flavors mark this flamboyant white. Plush, powerful and on the softer side of the vintage, with light tannins on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028.
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - James Suckling - June 2015 - 97/100This
is a mind-bending wine with layers of fruit and mineral character. Sliced apple
and pear too. Full-bodied, tangy and clean. This is a cool and subtle wine with
wonderful muscle and form. Red wine structure. Drink or hold. Better to decant.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - Burghound.com - June 2015 - 92/100
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - The World of Fine Wine - 2015 - 16/20Broad peach-syrup nose. Broad and plump, rather flat, though there is some zest and toastiness on the fairly long finish.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - Burgundy Report - December 2014 - "Very big wine"Big aromatics that are high-toned and fresh - almost gaudy for Chevalier. Some gas again, but here is a very big wine in the mouth, almost with a ripe pear/oxidised note - Bruno says there's some fermentation flavour. Again with great length. A wine out of sorts today...
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2013 - Tim Atkin - January 2015 - 94/100 (UK)Priced above the Bâtard but not quite as harmonious as it fellow Grans Cru, this is still a delicious wine. Creamy and unfiltered, it has a smoky struck match undertone, more oak than the Bâtard but also more acidity and tension. Maybe it just needs another year in barrel and bottle to come together.By Tim Atkin (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2012 - Apstein on Wine - December 2014 - 98/100Chevalier-Montrachet,
a 19-acre vineyard, sits just above Montrachet on a more rocky terrain with
poorer soil. In my
mind, it is
home to Burgundy's most exciting white wine, marrying the richness of
Montrachet with a firmness reflected by the stony site. Louis Latour and Louis Jadot
jointly own a 2.6-acre plot there, called Les Demoiselles. Both producers
consistently make a stunning wine from this plot, but Latour's 2012 rises
above their usual exceptional high level. Latour has captured
the ripeness of the vintage without sacrificing minerality or softening the
wine's characteristic firm backbone. It's stony, smoky and rich
simultaneously with extraordinary length and finesse. The finish is
seemingly endless. Though tightly wound, it's remarkably expressive now
with time in the glass. That said, put it in the cellar for a decade or
two to see its real glory. Michael Apstein (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2012 - Burghound.com - June 2014 - 94/100(...) There is good freshness and vibrancy to the concentrated big-bodied flavors that possess a discreet stony quality that carries over to the beautifully long, dry and well-balanced finish. Like several of the wines in the range this is less elegant than it typically is but it is certainly imposing. 2022+ By Allen Meadows (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2012 - Jancis Robinson - January 2014 - 18/20Actually quite rich - almost more like a Bâtard! But there is structure here. Promising. Good length. Very powerful on the finish. Drink 2019-2028 (cask sample) UK
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2012 - Tim Atkin - February 2014 - 95/100Rich, leesy and unfiltered, this combines honeyed richness with bracing acidity. There are flavours of oatmeal, fennel and hazelnut on the palate supported by citrus-tinged acidity and sensitive use of oak. This shows the power of the vintage, but isn't soft or top heavy in any way. 2015-25. (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2011 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2014 - 93/100In this generous and opulent wine, weight and richness accompany acidity and power. Ripe yellow and white fruits are given a touch of spice and new wood. It's gorgeous, but will be better after aging. Drink from 2018. Online Exclusive (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2011 - Burghound.com - Allen Meadows (USA) - June 2013 - 94/100A very ripe nose that flirts with the exotic displays notes of peach, apricot, apple, dried flowers and mango together with subtle oak nuances. There is outstanding richness to the full-bodied, powerful and well-detailed flavors that offer plenty of the hallmark minerality culminates in a delicious finish that delivers solid depth and length on the mildly austere finish. Notably stylish if not exactly classic in style. 2018+
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2011 - Wine Spectator - September 2014 - 93/100A plush, spicy white, whose peach, melon, honey and citrus flavors are accented by baking spices. Viscous in textures, this leaves a honey and spice tinged finish. Best from 2017 trough 2027. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2010 - Wine Spectator Online - February 2013 - 92/100Leads off with honey, citronella and toast flavors, with an undercurrent of lemon and apple notes. Balanced. Subtle intensity and length build to a lingering aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2022. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2010 - Burghound.com - June 2012 - 94/100The Demoiselles possesses the most elegant nose with a complex mix of white flowers, pear, stone, spice and citrus nuances. The impressively proportioned flavors are surprisingly approachable, at least in the context of a classic Chevalier though this impression is undoubtedly enhanced by the abundance of dry extract that largely buffers the otherwise firm acid spine on the powerfully long finish. 2018+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2010 - Jancis Robinson - January 2012 - 17+/20Loads of oak here, very broad and ripe. Luscious, creamy, classy. Fine, lingering fruit. By Richard Hemming (UK).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2009 - Wine Spectator - June 2012 - 91/100Packed with honey and peach flavors, verging on pineapple, this white carries its broad shoulders well. Round and balanced on the soft side, yet with fine length. Best from 2013 through 2021. (USA)
- Chevaliet-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2009 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2011- 94/100Intensely ripe wine, with melon and pear flavors, spiced with just the right amount of wood and structured fruit skin tanins. So classy, this is a beautiful wine, boasting the richness of 2009 while still keeping a sense of nervy texture. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles” 2009 - Burghound.com - June 2011 - 95/100A reserved and almost inexpressive nose features an ever-so-mildly exotic fruit array that is fresh and reluctantly perfumed while displaying a spiced citrus and pungent mineral character that continues onto the pure, detailed, intense and driving full-bodied flavors that exude a wonderful sense of underlying tension on the palate staining finish that lasts and lasts. This is really quite dry and the inherent classiness of Demoiselles is on parade and about the only departure from a classic vintage would be that the '09 version is a bit more opulent than normal. 2019+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2009 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2011 - 19/20Seamless delicate green-gold; majestic grand cru calcaire scents, haunting, restrained. Magnificent, complete flavors of a complexity that defies adequate description (quite usual at this level). There is a strong oak presence for now, but it will integrate with the years, such is the intensity of this very great wine. 10 ...years+ By Michael Edwards (UK).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2009 - Decanter - February 2009 - 17.5/20Firm oaky nose, with lush apple and apricot fruit. Rich, suave, and juicy, concentrated and spicy, showing complexity and no excessive weight. Nutty oaky finish, with good length. Drink 2014-2024. By Stephen Brook (UK).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 17/20Drink 2014-2017: Domaine owned. Embryonic though quite rich on the nose. Very full bodied and with some structure. (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2008 - Wine Spectator - December 2010 - 93/100Plenty of power drives the butter, hazelnut cream, grapefruit and baked apple flavors. Though still a bit unevolved, this is balanced, with a long aftertaste of roasted hazelnut and vanilla. Best from 2013 through 2028. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2008 - Wine Enthusiast - November 2010 - 95/100 "Cellar Selection"A flinty, mineral-charactered wine, with smoke and toast flavors dominant at this stage. The power and richness are there in the background, while the white fruits fit behind the structure. It's obviously for the long haul, a powerful, tight wine. By Roger Voss, USA.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2008 - Burghound.com - July 2010 - 94/100A discreet touch of wood spice sets off the white flower, stone and citrus fruit nose that is perfumed, highly complex and airy and complements the mineral-driven medium plus weight flavors that are suffused with gorgeous intensity and huge length. This just oozes class and refinement and should age gracefully for at least a decade and keep for another. 2018+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2007 - Wine Spectator - Feb 2010 - 92/100Medium in weight and intensity, showing lime, apple and mineral flavors, but unyielding at first. Aeration adds richness, though this remains firm and juicy on the finish, with clove and vanilla accents. Best from 2012 through 2020. 110 cases made.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2007 - Burghound.com - July 2009 - 94/100A more subtle touch of wood sets off the lightly spiced floral, green apple, white peach and pear aromas that lead to very pure, detailed and stony medium weight plus flavors that possess superb intensity and huge length on the mouth coating finish. This is presently quite understated and does an impressive job of blending power and finesse in a package of impact without heaviness. 2014+. By Allem Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru " Les Demoiselles" 2006- Wine Advocate- December 31st 2008- 91-92/100The Latour 2006 Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles (of which there are 11 barrels) displays a striking meld of sweet floral and stony mineral notes on the nose. White peach is accented on the palate by brown spices, quinine, toasted nuts, and wet stone. This displays flattering creaminess and admirable clarity and length, even though its 14+% alcohol generates a faint finishing heat. It seems quite capable of added complexity with bottle maturation and at least an 8-10 year lifespan. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2006 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2008 - 96/100Rich and mineral at the same time, this deliciously powerful wine is open and generous. The structure is equally impressive, a steely core of minerality and tense stone fruits. The wood shows through with spice, but remains discreet. Age for many years. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2006 - Wine Spectator - June 24th, 2008 - 90-93/100A creamy texture and finesse highlight the citronella- and mineral-infused Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles. By Bruce Sanderson (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2006 - Burghound.com - July 2008 - 91-93/100A gentle touch of wood highlights a more elegant and refined nose of citrus blossom, pear, anise and dried rose petal that is in perfect keeping with the detailed, refined, pure and chiseled flavors that are a beautiful blend of power and finesse while oozing minerality on the palate staining, focused and wonderfully long finish. This is a relatively big wine but one that never loses its fine sense of balance and harmony. 2012+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2005 - Jancis Robinson - January 2007 - 17/20More muted on the nose han the Bâtard. Surprisingly soft. Some delicacy but too little zest. Slight cheesy end. More acid please! Only bottled a week ago.(UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2005 - Wine Spectator - August 2007 - 89/100Very floral, exluding a licorice note. Elegant and racy, with a good dose of spice from the new oak. Hard to pin down in terms of terroir, yet this lingers subtly on the finish. Best from 2009 through 2018. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles” 2005 - Burghound.com - July 2007 - 93/100The barest trace of wood highlights the ripe and surprisingly exotic aromas that are airy and elegant as well as beautifully complex and this complexity also characterizes the intensely mineral-suffused flavors that are both powerful and explosive on the strikingly long finish where a bit of toast resurfaces. This is a big Chevy by the standards of the appellation and in 2005, trades some of its hallmark elegance for more muscle. 2013+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2004 - Burghound.com - July 2006 - 92/100Finer and elegant. Upper register mineral-infused white flower nose and round, rich and focused flavors that exude class and grace. This is an impressive wine. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles” 2003 - Burghound.com - October 2005 - 91+/100Fairly strong wood and vanilla notes dominate the otherwise elegant if quite ripe white flower and peach aromas followed by rich, round and slightly sweet flavors that are stylish if somewhat oaky on the admirably persistent finish. This wine has a fine track record but the wood is sufficiently strong to at least raise the question as to whether it will ultimately integrate. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles” 2003 - Wine Enthusiast - September 2005 - 94/100What a powerhouse flavour: white and yellow fruits, herbs, spicy wood, but still exhibiting some of the finesse and elegance for which this grand cru vineyard is noted. The ripeness of the fruit suggests this is not a wine for long-term aging, but it will certainly give pleasure over the next several years. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2003 - Wine Advocate - Issue 158 - 90/100Grilled oak, smoke, and minerals can be discerned in the aromatic profile of this wine. Boad, suave, and silky-textured, this is a medium-bodied wine with considerable depth and length. Its flavour profile dominated by spicy minerals as well as pears, is engaging and expressive. Anticipated maturity : 2006 - 2014. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2002 - Burghound.com - July 2004 - 93/100By contrast, this seemed to have suffered no effects at all from the mise with its defty oaked nose that combines superbly elegant white flower and green apple aromas that melt into very bright, racy and intense medium full flavors that possess stunning delineation and the hallmark pungent minerality of a great Demoiselles. This is more powerful than it usually is yet sacrifices none of its precision or style because of it. In short, this is a complete wine of considerable grace and presence. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2002 - The Wine Advocate - February 27th, 2004 - 91-94/100Medium-bodied and boasting a mouth-watering nose of creamed almonds, hazelnut cookies, minerals, and spices, the broad, lush 2002 Chevalier-Montrachet is a satuniy-textured, oaky wine with outstanding depth. Its spicy personality is fresh, exhibits outstanding mouthfeel, and posses an extensive, flavorful finish. Projected maturity: 2006-2015. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2002 - Guide Hachettes des Vins 2006 - "Waiting for a prince charming"This wine was named after Adèle and Julie Voillot, the daughters of an early 19th century Beaune General. As for the parcel, it was acquired in 1913 from the widow of Léonce Bocquet (the restorer of the Clos de Vougeot Château), by the Louis Latour Domaine. This young wine, with the colour of a young girl's light golden dress, has hints of the oak. Lively in the mouth, this wine is waiting for a prince charming. (France)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2001 - Burghound.com - July 2003 - 92/100Quite ripe with a gorgeous purity of expression and almost no noticeable oak that lead to crystalline flavors seemingly extracted from liquid rocks, displaying superb density and mouth coating sap. Despite the intensity of expression the flavors are silky with stunning length and this finishes dry and firm. This will need at least 5 to 7 years to really come into its own and I'm especially impressed by the sheer class here. 92:2008-14. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2001 - Wine Advocate - April 2003 - 93-96/100In 2001, probably due to the fact that Bâtard-Montrachet's terroir retains more water than Chevalier-Montrachet's, it is not uncommon to find Chevaliers that are bigger, denser, richer, and more fuller-bodied than Bâtards from the same producer. Case in point, Maison Louis Latour's liquid mineral-scented 2001 Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles overshadows its Bâtard in power, flesh, and breadth. Gravel, minerals, pears, spices, and liquified stones are encountered in this complex efforts intense character. Medium to full-bodied and velvety-textured, it has superb richness, density, elegance, as well as length. Projected maturity: now-2014. By Robert Parker (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 2000- Jancis Robinson - July 2008 - 17.5/20Racy and lively. Sinewy with good Chevalier grace. Dry on the finish and just very slightly dull but this is the best Louis Latour wine I have had for quite a long while.Drink 2008-18. (UK)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand cru "Les Demoiselles" 2000 - Wine Advocate - December 2001 - 89-90/100 The ripe apple-scented 2000 Chevalier-Montrachet Demoiselles is tighter and more linear. Light to medium-bodied, it is a lace-like, detail-orientated wine with toast and Red Delicious apple-like flavors. Projected maturity: 2003-2011. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand cru "Les Demoiselles" 1999 - The Wine Advocate - February 2001 - 88-89/100Subtle flowers and oak notes can be discerned in the aromatics of the 1999 Chevalier-Montrachet. Light to medium-bodied, elegant, and tightly wound, it has good depth to its mineral and aggressive oak-flavored character. (USA)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1998 - Guide Hachette 2002 - "Rich"This vine is rich in history. The demoiselles are Adèle and Julie Voillot, and it takes place in the middle of the 19th century. In 1913, Louis Latour became the owner of part of the vineyard. As to the wine? The Demoiselles wear a nice robe gleaming with intense hues. Their perfume? Bee wax, Beaune Carmélites' monastery; they embody another area, austere and reserved. (France)
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand cru "Les Demoiselles" 1997 - Wine Advocate - June 1999 - 92-94/100The 1997 Chevalier-Montrachet is more refined, focused, and better balanced. Minerals, toast and floral scents are followed by a rich, full-bodied and detailed personality. Flavors reminiscent of seashells, stones, grilled oak, and flint are found in this oily-textured, dense and complex wine. While it reflects the vintage's richness, weight and fat, it also offers precision, and is slightly less evolved. By Robert PArker (USA).
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1996 - Wine Advocate - April 1998 - 92-94/100Displaying rich, smoky and rock dust aromas, the Chevalier Montrachet is a tightly-wound, medium-to-full bodied, rich and multi-dimensional wine. Liquid minerals, pears, flowers and red berries can be found in its delicious, focused, and silky personality. Its exceedingly long finish reveals delightful nuances of sweet oak and candied lemons. (USA)
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1995 - Wine Spectator - Aug 1997 - 98/100A legend in the making--fabulous from start to finish. More food than wine, this full-bodied, massive, ripe wine requires chewing, not sipping, to enjoy. Rich and ripe, yet totally harmonious, this beauty cascades with complex oak, honey, peanut butter, melon and all sorts of exotic spices. Creamy in texture, with an ultralong finish. Drink now through 2005. 165 cases made.
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1994 - Wine Spectator - Aug 1996 - 86/100Medium-bodied and quite delicate, with ripe, sweet-tasting pear, apricot and honey flavors underscored by a minerally note. Try after 1998.
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1990 - Wine Spectator - Oct 1993 - 94/100Gorgeous, fresh pineapple and apple aromas and flavors, with vanilla and cream character; full-bodied, with a superlative backbone of acidity. Best after 1996. 200 cases made.
- Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1989 - Wine Spectator - Aug 1991 - 90/100Very big, bold and chewy, offering very ripe apple, honey and earth aromas and vanilla, apple and mango flavors. Full-bodied, with good acidity and a chewy finish. Drink now.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru"Les Demoiselles" 1986 - Wine Spectator - Oct 1988 - 94/100Beautifully defined Montrachet, supple, elegant texture, exquisite balanced , sikly pear, smoke, spice and citric flavors that gently unfold on the pal ate. Firm concentration bodes well for future drinking. Can stand some age.
- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru "Les Demoiselles" 1966 - Burghound.com - October 2006 - 94/100This is one of those very rare aged whites where the 750 ml version is just as interesting and fresh as it is from magnum (see the database for that note). Remarkably youthful color with a mix of lemon and gold hues. The nose is mature, complex and beautifully elegant and there is absolutely no trace of oxidation that leads to rich, sweet, full and still impressively delinated with an underlying base of the classic Demoiselles minerality and excellent finishing punch. This should continue to hold for years though there is no further improvement in the offing. In sum, lovely stuff that still possesses ample vibrancy and real style and grace. now. By Allen Meadows (USA).