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.
Light green/gold in color. The nose is tight at first. It turns dusty with some lemon. With more air a bit of gun powder shows up. Better on the palate. This is oily with a round texture. Nice minerality. Good finish. Those I tasted with liked this relative to the other wines, more than I. It is not as crisp as the other Chablis and drinks more like it was from Cote de Beaune (which might not be a bad thing). This might get a bit better but I wouldn't count on it. That said, it should easily last a decade. I will be great with shellfish and other seafood.
Light golden/green in color. Lovely nose of flint with slight green apples. A big nose over all. In the palate, this has a slightly oily texture. Great acidity. Slight green apples with lots of minerals. Long finish. This was my WOTN at a recent blind tasting of Chablis although the group had it in 4th place. Still young, this should continue to evolve and mature for the next decade and be good for another decade or more after that. It will pair well with seafood, salads and other lighter foods.
A stunning wine if still a bit young. In a day when Grand Cru Burgs are priced crazily, this is about the best one that is almost affordable. It certainly is not your typical Chablis in profile either. Golden in color. Not dark but not light either. No noticeable oxidation. The nose has peaches, slight chalk and a bit of pepper/spice. On the palate, the peaches carry thru over a concentrated minerality. Great round texture. Good acidity but not bracing. Nice finish. In general, this is a big round wine that is just delicious. Went well with St.
This is one of those bottles that is both good and disappointing at the same time. It is a very good bottle, but considering the vintage, the region and yes, the price ($60 on release), it should have been better. Still, it was good. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, mushrooms/earthiness and spice. On the palate, this has nice cherry fruit. A bit of depth. No tannins. Decent acidity. OK finish. This will work better with food and fowl would be a particularly good match. No real signs of development but no real sign of age either.
This is a very nice Chardonnay at a reasonable price. It even says Chardonnay on the label. Light golden in color. The nose is nice. Slightly chalky with flint and slight smoke. Also some lemon. On the palate, this has a nice acidity. Lots of minerality with a bit of lemon fruit. Clean. Nice finish. Worked well with an assortment of cheeses but will work with lighter and medium bodied foods. It should last another five years but won't get much better if at all. Depending on the price where you live, this is a very nice value.
This was fine. Probably a bit past prime, but it probably never was great to begin with. More a victim of higher expectations given the vintage and age. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is dusty with some cherries. Not old, but not exciting either. On the palate, there is some energy here. It has a nice velvety texture. Cherry flavors. Not much depth. Medium finish. If you have any, drink up soon. This will work well with fowl.
About ten years ago, a west coast retailer dumped these on the market. And, I mean dumped. About $15 a bottle. Never knew why but bought some anyway as did lots of others. It seems that has tainted the perception of this wine as every time people open one, the story is told and the comments factor in the price. Frankly, that does this wine a dis-service. At age 13, from a solid vintage, this wine is drinking quite well and appears to be at peak. Pale ruby in color. The nose is earthy, slightly dishwater with good fresh cherries as well. On the palate, this is clean with cherries, m