89-91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012
Pale bright straw. Reticent nose hints at lemon, minerals and menthol. Dense, supple and rich; manages to be both thick in texture and incisive at the same time. In fact, this boasts remarkable palate presence for a chardonnay with just 12.5% alcohol. Finishes pure and long, with very good mineral-driven energy.
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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