90-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
(still in tank; this was in two-year-old barrels until the 2010 harvest): Green-tinged yellow. Ripe peach, gingery oak spice and a whiff of smoked meat on the nose, lifted by lime blosssom. Very rich and large-scaled Chablis, with a distinct thickness to its intense pineapple and spice flavors. Not high in acidity but there's no shortage of energy here. Finishes with a slowly mounting whiplash of fruit and considerable lingering sweetness. This outsized wine is more Cote d'Or than Chablis in style.
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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