From Masson’s oldest vines, this is the newly renamed cuvee that replaces the formerly dubbed “Vieilles Vignes du Siecle”. A global exclusive of DTE it seems? Incredibly implosive mineral depth, this is a mineral water of the gods.
Here is David Schildknecht”s review of the 2010:
“From old vines that his grandfather planted right into almost bare rock, and as usual bottled only on the cusp of the subsequent harvest, Masson’s 2010 Apremont Vieilles Vignes du Sciecle (as he refers to it in conversation and on his price list, even though “du Sciecle” never appears on its oversized, pale green label) is the cuvee most worth following in bottle and I don’t doubt that in this case that means for the better part of a decade. Bittersweet floral scents mingle with intimations of wet stone, maritime salinity and alkalinity, as well as hints of iodine. The inner-mouth performance is every bit as hauntingly floral and intriguingly, diversely mineral as the nose had let me to hope, and there is a vibrant, tingling, shimmering sense of interaction among floral, mineral and juicily fruity elements (white peach, pear, and lime) in the wine’s memorably long finish. Even more so than the corresponding Collection cuvee, this exceptional value manifests a slight sense of austerity when compared directly with its siblings; but here is “exhibit A” in the case for truly profound (yet for all that no less exhilarating or ultimately refreshing) Jacquere. ” 92 points