87-89 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Good bright yellow. High-pitched aromas of lemon and orange zest, complicated by a minty nuance. Then oilier and more fruit-dominated in the mouth than the Forets, with a dominant flavor of nectarine. Firmly built wine with good but not outstanding intensity, finishing with minty lift. The vines here average 32 years of age.
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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