This basic level Burgundy from a great vintage is drinking quite well at age 14. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has nice cherries with a slight forest floor. On the palate, this has slight layering. Slight complexity. Slight tannins. Good acidity. Nice cherry fruit with a certain freshness. Really a nice showing and better than anticipated. It seems like it should still have five more years. It will work great with fowl or heavier sea food dishes.
It is always a pleasure to drink Chablis Even more Grand Cru from a great vintage. These are some of the best expressions of Chardonnay. This was my second time being lucky enough to try this one. It was pretty consistent, This one was no exception, Green/gold in color. Shimmering bright. The nose has plenty of green apples with a nice chalk/sea shell quality. On the palate, this is ripe and broad. It has a slightly oily texture which is a good thing. More red apple with underlying chalk. Good acidity. Nice finish. This is still young and though ageing white Burgundies can b
Pinot Fin is apparently an ancient clone of Pinot Noir. The berries are even smaller than Pinot Noir. Arnoux's fruit is from Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee, and Nuits-Saint-Georges. Some of the vines date back to 1959. Whether that is marketing or there is some substance there is hard to say based on this sample. It was my first time trying this wine. Deep ruby in color. The nose has sour cherries, dust and slight earthiness. On the palate, this is good but relatively simple. Cherries with slight underlying earthiness. Medium finish. This is easy to drink and will go with most
Light golden in color. The nose has some flint along with a lemon/lime note. On the palate, this is crisp although slightly sweet. Some lemon candy. Also a bit of salinity on the finish. Short finish. This is a solid Chablis which probably should be consumed in the next three to five years.
Light golden in color. The nose has minerals, smoke, slight gun powder and plenty of peachces. On the palate, there is a sour lemon quality that is very nice. Clean with lots of energy. This is a round wine but the energy replaces some of the acidity. Nice finish. Drinking well now, it should last for anothr five to seven years.
This was oxidized. It's hard to say Pre-Mox since it is 17 years old, but this should not have been in this shape. It had been purchased a decade or so ago and well stored since then. Deep gold in color. The nose is slightly oxidized, but not quite to a "sherry" level. On the palate, there is some lime fruit and a bit of butterscotch. But it is oxidized more than the nose. Perhaps still a bit drinkable but why? White Burgundy issues have extended into some Chablis wines, but it's hard to say that is what happened here. This seems more of a less than great cork and a 17 year old Cha
This was the surprise of the Chablis tasting. My first time trying this winery. It was my #2 WOTN and the group's #1. Yellow/gold in color. The nose has a nice flinty quality along with green apples. On the palate, this has a slightly oily texture. Great acidity. Tart apple fruit over a chalky base. Also a bit of lemons. Long finish. This should drink well for a decade more. It will go great with sea food or lighter salads. Certainly a winery that I need to explore further.
Medium golden in color. The nose has green apples with a slight chalkiness. On the palate, there is a slight gun powder note with tart lemons. Plush texture. Slightly yeasty. Is this barrel fermented? An interesting take on Chablis that I very much enjoyed. Seemed to be love or hate it at the table. It does seem a bit advanced for its age. If this bottle was representative, it probably should be consumed in the next five years.
Silvery/green/gold in color. The nose has gun powder, slight lemons on a medium intensity nose. On the palate, this has a slick texture. Chalk and minerals with slight green apple flavors. Good acidity. Nice finish. Drinking well now and a bit leaner (in a good way) than many of the 2015's. It should be good drinking for at least the next decade. It should go well with seafood and lighter salads.
Silvery gold in color. The nose is initially quiet with slight gun powder. That becomes more pronounced with air and in addition, some green apples. On the palate, this is slightly oily in texture. Tart lemon-lime flavors. Juicy acidity. It does seem riper in style for a Chablis. This is still young and should continue to come together for the next few years and be good for a decade more after that.