Shows mineral, flint, green apple skin and citrus fruit on the nose. Very intense and focused. Racy. Has a powerful, full-bodied palate, with a thick, layered structure, fabulous acidity and subtle ripe fruit. Very long and present, yet tight and reserved. Needs time. Best after 2014.
Issue: Mar 31, 2008
A sensational example of Laville, the light green/gold-hued 2005 offers up a superb bouquet of spring flower blossoms, melted wax, honeysuckle, caramel, ripe citrus, and a subtle hint of smoke. This superb, full-bodied, fabulously concentrated white should have 40 years of longevity.
Rating average (/100) 90
Rating average (/20) 16.5
Rated 91 in 2007-03 from barrel at the estate
Tasted in the bottle. Light color. Nose intense, fine, subtle and fruity. Mouth full, silky, complex, juicy and aromatic. Delicious wine with a noble feel. Very good length. Wait until 2010 and before 2025.