92/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2019 The 2016 Auvernier Chardonnay is pure, intense and mineral on the nose, where ripe fruit and very fine chalk and sur lie aromas are displayed. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, remarkably fine and elegant wine with an enormously intense, complex and persistent finish. Still young and fresh but very promising. Tasted in February 2019.
89+/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2019 The 2017 Auvernier Chasselas Vin Sur Lie is clear, ripe and intense on the elegant nose. The palate reveals stunningly vibrant yet delicate acidity that gives a rather lean, straight and mineral Chasselas character with grip and a youthful finish. 11.2% alcohol. Tasted in January 2019.
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.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2019 From deep soils, the 2016 Auvernier Pinot Noir displays a deep, very fine, pure and spicy bouquet of perfectly ripe dark fruits, crunchy cherry skins, cassis and even red berries with a kiss of mint and ivy notes. Silky, lush and elegant on the palate, with very fine tannins and delicate acidity, this is a full-bodied, intense and generous Pinot with firm tannins and concentrated dark fruit on the finish. This is still young and a bit austere, but the Auvernier most probably has greater aging potential and certainly more generosity than the Hauterive. It is a deep, dense and powerful Pinot without any hints of sweetness, charm or nougat. It's simply Pinot Noir at its best, and it's damned tight and salty as well as concentrated on the finish. A great Swiss Pinot indeed, though I will probably always prefer the mineral grip and tension of the Hauterive to the generosity of the Auvernier, which is the more famous wine of the two. Tasted in Febru
94/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2019 The 2016 Hauterive Pinot Noir is super pure, fresh and ascetic on the elegant, precise and terroir-driven nose. Coming from extremely rocky limestone soils, this is a dense, well-concentrated but fresh, finessed and elegant Pinot with firm but fine tannins and impressive length. As readers know, I adore this radical puristic style that gives so much vitality and grip as well finesse to this Hauterive, whose vibrancy and saltiness on the finish is again fabulous! The aftertaste is powerful, vital and full of length and energy. It is again my favorite Pinot of the Perrochet family, even though it is not as rich and concentrated as the Pinots from Auvernier. Tasted in February 2019.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker, Feb 2019 Partly from 70+-year-old vines in shallow limestone soils, the 2016 Auvernier Pinot Noir Le Lerin offers a fine, deep, clear, fresh and pure Pinot nose with concentrated and spicy fruit. Full-bodied, lush and concentrated on the palate, this is an elegant, precise and finessed Pinot with enormous length and persistent intensity. Silky textured, with fine tannins and lots of power, this is a tightly structured, intense and promising Auvernier with (super) ripe fruit, and thus, it is richer yet not finer than the regular Auvernier, which I tend to like even better. Tasted in February 2019.