89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Bright, light yellow. Extremely closed nose hints at lemon, pepper and stone. Tactile on entry, but not yet showing the personality of the regular 2011 village wine. Little easy sweetness to the flavors of citrus peel and wet stone. But rounder in the mid-palate and broader and longer on the aftertaste.
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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