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2008 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis Fourchaume
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

($40) Lovely floral purity to the nose. Round, broad and quite dry, with subtle orange and honey flavors. Remains just this side of exotic. The youthfully reticent finish displays good grip and length.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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hits the right notes
by Beach13807740
A simple, straightforward example of wine from this region. Very satisfying and a terrific complement to the fresh crab and sourdough last evening.
Very pleasant
by DAVIS13895424
My wife and I drank this as a horizontal along with Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis Montmain 2008. Of the two we definitely prefer the Fourchaume, {See my tasting notes on the Montmain.] The Fourchaume has more minerality whereas the Montmain is more earthy. Of the 3 ratings I've seen (92 Meadows, 89 Tanzer, 91 Parker), I think Tanzer is closer to the mark with a mark of 89. At almost $50 per bottle, we definitely would not order again,


Domaine Pinson, Chablis
About Chablis

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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