($52) Very ripe aromas of peach, lemon and banana. Fat, sweet and exotic, showing less grip and definition than most of the foregoing samples. Big and rich but not at all minerally or high-pitched. Not my style. Incidentally, Billaud noted at this point that the estate's 2005s are a bit higher in alcohol than these 2006s.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine lovers who have come to think of Chardonnay as weighty and thick will find Chablis a revelation. When grown in the cool clay-and-chalk soils around the sleepy town of Chablis, at the northern reach of Burgundy, Chardonnay is transformed into one of the world's most cerebral and distinctive white wines. With its brisk...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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