a little lunchtime (older) chablis…

5.1.2016billn

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Well, it’s so rare that anyone seems to drink anything more than 3 years old, I thought I might as well list them! Fortunately the vintage played right into my preference zone, the 2007s easily the best for me! Nice to see that these were all so fresh too!

2008 Domaine du Chardonnay, Chablis 1er Vaillons
Deep, green-fruited aromas. Bright and fresh in the mouth, indeed nicely mouth-watering, super Chablis, but the green fruit, which is common in 08 is not my favourite as it sometimes tends towards asparagus.
Rebuy – Maybe
2008 Domaine du Colombier, Chablis Bougros
A similar colour nose to the last wine, just a little more airy and fresher. Intense and direct flavours with an extra cushioning, just like a grand cru should have. A super finish!
Rebuy – Maybe
2007 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Beauroy
Pretty, complex and fresh – indeed lovely. Direct and incisive very lovely flavours edged with a little salinity. Excellent length too – yum!
Rebuy – Yes
2007 Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin, Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
A little more aromatic roundness and weight. Super-fresh, again incisive and direct but also with lovely complexity. In a word, gorgeous!
Rebuy – Yes
2007 Domaine de la Meulière, Chablis 1er Fourneaux
This nose starts bigger and tighter but slowly opens to show some quince and a lovely, engaging open complexity – it becomes really great. Very nice, complex wine – also gorgeous, but different, and just gets better and better in the glass – Bravo!
Rebuy – Yes
2006 La Chablisienne, Chablis Les Preuses
Ooh – now that’s pretty oaky! Time in the glass lessens it a little but this vanilla impression seems to be stubbornly sticking around – I’d have expected it to be gone by this age. Broad, seemingly modest acidity but lots of tasty flavour dimension.
Rebuy – No

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “a little lunchtime (older) chablis…”

  1. Filippo5th January 2016 at 10:09 pmPermalinkReply

    La Chablisienne is pretty oaky on top Crus. Blind it tasted pretty awkward/disgusting.

    • billn5th January 2016 at 10:42 pmPermalinkReply

      I partly agree Filippo – Chablisienne GCs were very oaky, but as far as I know that was reduced a lot about 09. I’ve tasted since there since the 12s and it’s not out of whack today. But that 2006 must have been brutal when released!
      I tasted some (non-oaked) 2014 wines blind today and picked every one from La Chablisienne out as excellent – but that’s comparing apples and pears, I know… 😉

      I’m there on Friday so will ask.
      Cheers

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