92/100 Punkte Robert Parker February 2018 Fermented and aged for 12 months in French pièces, the 2015 Auvernier Chardonnay offers a clear, intense and herbal/mineral bouquet of ripe white fruits, fruit blossoms, hazelnut and honeydew melons. Round, elegant and fine on the palate, this is an aromatic and well-structured Chardonnay with a long, intense, beautifully salty-mineral and citric finish. Still young but tensioned, fine and salty, this is an authentic, highly stimulating and energetic Chardonnay from Switzerland. I always order this wine whenever I spot it on a wine list.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018 The 2016 Auvernier Chasselas "Vin Sur Lie" opens with a fascinating, clear, smoky/stony bouquet of vegetal (legume) and peanut aromas. This is pure, fresh and fine, a unique but fascinating bouquet. The attack on the palate is light and fresh, and the wine reveals remarkable elegance with mineral structure and a salty, terribly stimulating finish. At 11.2% alcohol, this Chasselas demonstrates impressively that neither power nor alcohol but sur lie aging and vitality makes a wine complex and great. Due to its lightness, freshness and mineral tension, this is one of the most fascinating and vibrating Swiss Chasselas I have ever had. Obviously no malolactic here. Tasted February 2018.
90/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018 Dressed in a beautiful dark salmon color, the 2016 Auvernier Oeil de Perdrix is a pure Pinot Noir rosé with a Champagne-like bouquet of sweet cherries and smoky limestone. Full-bodied, round and very elegant with intense fruit and a persistent finish, this nicely balanced rosé reveals fine tannins and lovely acidity. It has a bit of the gentle character of Chasselas and the delicacy of Pinot Noir. This is really lovely and pretty unique in style with a good finish. Love it! No idea how long this can age, but it's perfect now and will surely be good for the next four or five years. The firm structure and rich extract are promising, though. It's not a primary, fruity rosé, and it could age like a Chasselas (or Pinot Noir). Tasted February 2018.
91/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018 Pretty dark but clear, the golden, pink-yellow colored 2015 Auvernier Pinot Gris opens with a lovely clear, precise and aromatic bouquet of ripe, intense fruits intertwined with the smoky aromas of crushed limestone. Rich and intense but very elegant on the palate, this is a pure, salty and pretty powerful Pinot Gris, slightly oxidative in style, with ripe apple flavors and good structure on the finish. Tasted February 2018.
92/100 Punkte Robert Parker Feb 2018 Is there any better, finer or more sexy Pinot Noir on planet wine at this price than Perrochet's 2015 Auvernier Pinot Noir? I'd bet there is not. The 2015 opens pure, very fine and elegant but also beautifully fruity on the nose, where perfectly ripe cherry and red berry aromas are displayed along with the purity, freshness and clarity of a great limestone terroir. Round, concentrated, dry and very elegant on the palate, with beautiful lift, grip and tension though not that much depth, this is simply gorgeous Pinot Noir with great finesse and endless charm. Oh, how much I love this crisp, brittle finish! Although the past vintages were very low in yields, the 2015 still sells for a ridiculous 22 Swiss Francs, even though many of you readers would buy it for at least triple that price. From biodynamically farmed vineyards. Tasted February 2018. Tasted again from the same bottle ten days later, and the wine was still impressive: elegant, lively