89(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Very hermetic nose hints at resin and marzipan, with fruit in the deep background. Round and seamless but a bit featureless now in the middle palate, with notes of menthol and chicken broth dominating. More impressive on the broad, smooth, stony finish. Still, this is a bit foursquare now.
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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