Tasted with Jean-Marc Brocard, Pierre Brissy and Guillaume Hoog in Préhy, 13 January 2021.
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Jean-Marc on 2019:
“2019 was a hot year, particularly at the end of the season – there was a little rain at the end of the maturing phase. The wines a little warmer than absolutely classic Chablis, but the vinifications ran well and no obvious losses during the vintage – so the yield were quite acceptable here. Some of the biodynamic parcels had volumes higher than the average – BD is never high but offers an extra level of consistency. Our alcoholic fermentations went well.”
On this showing, easy but delicious wines in general chez JMB in 2019 – with one or two, noted, great wines!
Since 2011 everything has been in DIAM – “and the customers are happy.”
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Petit Chablis
That’s a rounder nose, attractive. A supple wine of good concentration. Wide and easy – but absolutely delicious flavour. Already drinking beautifully.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis
Mainly Courgis and Préhy. The best part of 100 hectares worth so there are a number of bottlings. All stainless-steel elevage, one racking at the end of fermentation but retaining all the lees – no batonnage.
A little extra higher-tones in this wine – some citrus skin. Extra freshness, direct, very nice depth to the flavour. Nicely mineral and mouth-watering – not forthright in minerality – but enough and very delicious with a zesty finish faintly accented with a tannin.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Vieilles-Vignes de St.Clair ‘Organic’
More mineral width here. I like very much the extra intensity but it’s not a wine of direction, it’s rather round, finely grained tannin in the finish – more complexity, practically more accessible too – delicious again.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis ‘Vignes 1946 Organic‘
A mix of concrete ‘eggs’ and foudres for elevage. Same parcel as the last – vines on the plateau of Prehy. Organic – actually biodynamic – but an older planting date.
A very fine nose, today rather ethereal. Extra width and freshness – there’s a little more sweetness to this wine too. Layered, very mouth-watering. Holding a fine weight of finish – super again – an accent of dryness in the finish.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Montmains
Just from Montmains.
A riper aspect to greener citrus fruit. Nicely driving, lovely energy – really juicy here. That’s a fine finish too. That’s lovely wine.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Butteaux ‘Organic’
All Stockinger foudres for elevage. The highest part of JMB’s Montmains – ‘the maturity comes very quickly here.’
This nose is more timid. The mouth, not! That’s wide, intense but just a little easier and more accessible than the Montmains – deliciously mouth-watering. That’s a great more elegant finish.
2018 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Côte de Léchet
Also a compact nose here, just flashes of yellow citrus. Direct, more overtly mineral too – some structure here. Slowly mouth-watering. Long finishing but with discretion.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Vau de Vey
Here the citrus reverts to ‘citrus-skin’ and a slightly greener, lime, colour. Nicely mouth-filling, cool fruit is the style here. Incisive in the middle and with lovely mouth-watering flavour too. Wide and persistent finishing – this is excellent.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Fourchaume
A nose with extra depth, a little compact in the middle, slowly opening with aeration. Wide and energetic. Really good acidity here – super mouth-watering. Lovely mouth-watering, nicely mineral but not strong.
Here a touch of barrel, actually foudre, but it’s a light accent. Bright, fresh – really a water-fall of flavour in this one. Intense but never cutting, layered and completely delicious – with that citrus juice depth. Bravo – a baby too.
A lovely nose with an airy elegance as opposed to power. Beautiful cut and mouth-watering style. This the slightly less structured version of the last wine – easier to access and similarly great, perhaps greater in the finish.
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis 1er Mont de Milieu
Again a modest intensity of aroma but very good aromatic depth. That’s a lovely width of flavour – a little more structured today than the MdT, greener citrus fruit. That’s a great finish, more mineral showing than MdT.
A more open nose than the last two – ripe fruit, perhaps again shaded towards green citrus but still a golden aspect. Really juicy and mouth-filling – here’s another waterfall of delicious energy. A final kiss that has some redolence of the foudre but a very, very, excellent, indeed bravo wine!
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Bougros
Starting tight but slowly opening, precise and a little floral too. A small grain of tannin – wide, nice energy – not overdone, obviously a little more concentration and complexity. Long and texturally interesting from the tannin. A very fine wine, tactile…
2019 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis Vaudesir
Here is more depth and a little more width of ripe fruit aroma – pushed forward with a little wood. Crisp, incisive despite obvious concentration, width, a faint textural tannin again – but less than Bougros. The finish is again more about width, but subtly very long …
The biodynamic wines of Julien Brocard ‘Les 7 Lieux:’
2019 Julien Brocard, Petit Chablis Les Plantes
Opposite the JMB winery.
The first impression is of foudre – slowly adding a more mineral depth with air. A little plush but still with energy and a bubbling personality. A vibration of finishing energy – an airy wine but absolutely delicious wine.
2019 Julien Brocard, Chablis La Boissonneuse
Here in 1998 were the domaine’s first tests in biodynamics
The nose that’s a little round today. In the mouth, there’s energy and a little concentration at play too. Very delicious, growing wider and wider – great finishing. Just a little compact today but absolutely delicious.
2019 Julien Brocard, Chablis 1er Vaudevey
A nose of more volume and plenty of salinity. Broader, more intense, lovely energy – that’s a wine of delicious clarity. Long and super – concentrated in the finish.
2019 Julien Brocard, Chablis 1er Côte de Léchet
A deep nose, deeply mineral too. That’s a large-scaled wine in the mouth – never too much of anything – but plenty of scale. Bubbling nicely with energy – open, and finishing with a strong mineral width that’s only lightly accented with greener citrus. Contemplative finishing – really super.
One of my wines of the year in the 2017 vintage, more discrete in 2018.
Much more open, of obvious depth of aroma – complex and concentrated. Gorgeous clarity, a small depth to the texture – just a millimetre or two of comfort. Direct and mineral yet wide and mouth-watering too. It will be great – just be as patient as possible.
For the road:
2013 Chablis 1er Butteaux
Already in DIAM at this time.
Hmm, that’s a lovely nose – deep, you sense the sweetness but there’s a growing complexity of maturity. Wide, beautiful energy, a touch of salinity, long and very tasty waves of finishing flavour – just delicious.