91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2010
Highly aromatic nose hints at exotic oran ge peel. Densely packed but more expressive today than the For e ts owing to the flamboyant orange fla vor. Offers an enticing sugar/acid balance and finishes minerally and long. It will be interesting to compare this with the 2009 version in a few years. Today I find the younger wine a bit more classic, which is not the case with a majority of Chablis bottlings from these two years.
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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