2015 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Valmur

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$76.00USD

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

2017 Domaine de Chantemerle Chablis, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2017
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$22.00USD

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.  

2014 Domaine Pinson Frères Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-

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.  

2002 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2002
Grade: 

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

2016 Denis (Isabelle et Denis) Pommier Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

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.  

2014 Domaine Pinson Frères Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2014
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$34.00USD

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.  

2015 Sebastien Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
91
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$31.00USD

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.  

2015 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Grand Cru Valmur, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$76.00USD

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.  

2015 Le Domaine d'Henri Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2015
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$29.00USD

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.  

2016 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses, France, Burgundy, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2016
Score: 
94
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$80.00USD

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.  

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