"(from a 2.5 ha parcel of 35+ year old vines). This possesses the most complex nose of this group of 2013s with its layered aromatic profile of fresh citrus, white flowers, apple, pear and oyster shell scents. There is excellent intensity to the broad-shouldered yet refined medium-bodied flavors that possess fine mid-palate concentration before culminating in a beautifully persistent finale. This too possesses impressive quality and should be capable of aging well. (90-93 pts)" –Oct 2014
"The 2013 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre is highly promising. Smoke, slate, lime and crushed rocks all burst from the glass. The style is tense, wiry and energetic; in other words classic Montée de Tonnerre. (89-91)"
Stephen Tanzer Jean-Marc Brocard, 2013 Brocard Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru
"(100% foudre): Yellow fruits, crushed stone, flint and oyster shell on the nose. Round, saline and dry, offering moderate intensity to its citrus, mineral and wild herb flavors. Less enveloping on the palate than the Vaulorent today, and not yet showing much sweetness of fruit... (88-90)" –Aug 2014
Characterized by its minerality and richness, Jean-Marc Brocard's Chablis Montée de Tonnerre comes from fruit that is grown on 30+ year old vines, all biodynamically farmed. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in temperature
controlled stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation completed. Aging on lees during 14 months in stainless steel vats.