88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
Good pale yellow. Lower-pitched aromas of pear, honey, menthol, wild herbs and wet stone, lifted by a whiff of quinine. Fat in texture and slightly warm, with yellow fruit flavors complicated by notes of lichee, licorice, honey and spices. Doesn't quite deliver on the complexity of the nose. Finishes soft and a tad warm.
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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