Here is David Schildknecht”s review of the 2010:
“Belluard introduced the presentation of his 2010 Les Alpes with the remark that it takes six months after bottling – which this one hadn’t had that – for bottles of his Gringet-based wines to truly show their stuff. He would have been able to fool me about that! Hints of lentil sprout, lemon zest, and peanut mingle with bittersweet floral perfume and intimations of Persian melon that then fill out a lushly-textured yet brightly-citric palate. Chalk, struck flint, and iodine add an intriguing mineral dimension as well as setting up a vibrant interaction with fruits, legumes, and flowers. Belluard suggests enjoying this fine value over the next 3-5 years and I won’t demur inasmuch as what little experience I acquired with earlier vintages during my November visit was limited to the Le Feu bottling that he himself cellars.” 92 points
His entry level Gringet still wine, this is a classic rendition of bracing tension, with rising perfume and stony intensity. There is great precision and intensity across the board in ’14; this one will make fans of Dom’s wines jump for joy.
Spring ’16 arrival.