This is an upper slope, limestone driven delight of a wine that truly drinks like a baby Corton Charlemagne. This stuff is plain awesome, and very much under the radar for white Burgundy lovers who prize salty/mineral tension allied to very tonic, medium weight fruit flesh.
“The 2016 Ladoix 1er Cru Les Gréchons Blanc has another crisp, oyster shell-scented bouquet with really quite outstanding mineralité, almost Chablis-like. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine seam of acidity, very focused, almost Zen-like in style with a brisk marine-tinged finish. This is equal to the 2015 last year and might surpass it.” 90-92 Neil Martin
“Moderate reduction will necessitate a thorough aeration if you’re tempted to try a bottle young. Otherwise there is fine richness to the impressively full-bodied flavors that evidence more obvious minerality on the delicious, sappy and citrus-inflected finish. Like the Clos Royer, this should drink well young but also reward mid-term cellaring. 90/2022+” Allan Meadows ———-> “particularly outstanding for their respective appellations and especially merit your attention”.