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2009 Domaine Pinson Freres Chablis Les Clos Cuvee Authentique
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91(+?)? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2011

Light yellow.  Nose dominated by oak notes of char, vanilla and coconut.  Broad, tactile and quite dry; much less showy today than the basic Clos bottling, hinting at peach.  A bit easygoing on the attack, then the acidity makes itself known on the finish.  Finishes long and perfumed.  This will no doubt need longer in bottle than the classic Clos, as the oak is a bit aggressive today and needs time to harmonize with the wine's fruit.  The Pinsons have a following for this limited bottling, but I don't see the point of Clos in a high percentage of new oak.

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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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