Tasted in Chablis with Etienne Boileau, 5th January 2015.
Domaine du Chardonnay
Moulin du Pâtis
Tel: +33 3 86 42 48 03
“Regarding yields, the sectors were irregular; the Vaillons valley was okay, but others were lower. Premiers Crus were bottled about July.”
Not really an address to discuss ‘vintage issues’ because, as-per-usual, everything went fine here!
The small ‘tasting-glasses’ didn’t help the aromas, but overall ‘okay’ to ‘very good’ wines….
The largest part of this cuvee comes from the Vaillons valley plus 2 sectors within Chiché
A little tight, but with a deep, ripe core of fruit. Wide in the mouth, and with very good freshness too. Good mid-palate dimension of flavour. I find this pretty good, also lacking a little cut, but the wines are close to (cool) room temperature, so…
2013 Chablis 1er Montmains
A rather ripe nose, with a faint addition of asparagus? Big and bold in the mouth, fine texture and with a good mineral base that is faintly saline. Not bad… Discreetly long…
2013 Chablis 1er Vaillons
A modest nose that slowly adds some ripe depth. Delicious flavour with classic Chablis sucrosity to go with the acidity – perhaps a slightly hard finish, but plenty of material here. Also rather long finishing.
Tight, just a few green herbs to start with. Fresh and dynamic, with growing intensity and lots and lots of flavour – an excellent wine!
2013 Chablis 1er Montée de Tonnère
Wide, fresh and a little saline – but rather tight. Here is just a little richness but super concentration too – there’s a lot of wine here. Padded muscle. Quite tasty and plenty of minerality too.