Domaine Jean -Marc Brocard consists of a single range of the great Chablis terroirs. The tillage, manual harvesting and the regulation of the yields have valued the vineyard and allowed the wines to gain in natural expression. The Domaine produces very pure wine, well defined with great vintages. Major raw chiseled and precise - combining freshness and density. Starting with a hectare of vines from his father-in-law, Emile Petit, Jean-Marc Brocard has created one of the most important Domaine in Chablis and Yonne Valley.
A deeper and more clayey terroir which is significantly exposed to heat in the summer, the Butteaux yields concentrated wines which are structured and very floral, with elegance and strength making them wines which are very representative of their appellation. A toasted wine, grain of salt notes. On the palate, notes of toasted hazelnut, iodized. A beautiful finesse.
A cool and attractively layered nose offers up aromas that include essence of pear, mineral reduction, iodine and seaweed. The rich, full-bodied and overtly powerful middle weight plus flavors possess a lovely sense of energy on the solidly complex and persistent if somewhat rustic finish. Good stuff here. Tasted: October 2017; Drink: 2022+; Issue: 68; Rating 90-92 Points; Allen Meadows; Burghound
Has an airy, quite minimalist bouquet with light wet slate aromas and touches of undergrowth. The palate is nicely composed with a tang of quince and orange rind on the entry. This is well balanced with greater body and matière than the Montmains, building gently in the mouth toward a satisfying saline finish. This is a Butteaux worthy of seeking out once bottled and I envisage it giving a decade's worth of drinking pleasure. Rating 90-92 Points; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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