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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 6 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2009 vintage.)
ProducerOlivier Leflaive (web)
VineyardLes Deux Rives

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Community Tasting Notes (average 86.9 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Derek Darth Taster on 5/19/2014 & rated 88 points: Drank at dinner with Ed at Fullerton Pier.
Appearance is clear, pale intensity, lemon colour. Short legs seen.
Nose is clean, medium intensity, with aromas of green pear, stony/flint minerality, steel, and interestingly grass. Youthful.
On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium- alcohol, medium- body. Medium flavor intensity, with flavours of green pear, lime, stony minerality, chalk, grass, and a bit of bitterness towards the finish. Medium- finish.
Infinitely quaffable. Performs well as a village level Chablis from a less ripe vintage. Much better than a lot of plonky village level Chablis in the market. Very good quality. Drink now while fresh, not for further ageing. (932 views)
 Tasted by Bam_Man on 4/15/2014 & rated 88 points: Pale in color, with a pretty, reticent nose of floral and citrus notes. Bright and crisp on the palate. Lots of citrus, pear and kiwi fruit character, along with a fresh acidity. Subtle hints of grass and chalk emerge on the dry finish. Could easily be mistaken for a New World Sauvignon Blanc if tasted blind. A good summertime quaffer, this paired very nicely with our shrimp and scallop stir fry.
50+5+11+15+7=88 (1016 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 12/6/2013 & rated 87 points: Crisp. Precise. Minerality and good acidity. (1158 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 10/24/2013 & rated 87 points: - Light gold color - Slight sweetness on the palate. (1191 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 9/12/2013 & rated 87 points: Solid. As before (1219 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 7/7/2013 & rated 86 points: Quality bottle. Crisp and fresh. Good acidity and balance. (636 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 6/24/2013 & rated 86 points: As before (568 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 6/12/2013 & rated 86 points: Fresh, clean, great value for money. (424 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 5/12/2013 & rated 87 points: Lovely citrus notes on the noses and palate. Crisp and clean. Great value for money. (409 views)
 Tasted by PC73 on 4/28/2013 & rated 86 points: Great value Chablis. Crisp, clean and minerally. Not overly acidic on the palate. An easy drinker. (366 views)
 Tasted by Reptibark on 2/19/2013 & rated 88 points: The nose is very rich and fruity with the absence of traditional Chablis notes of flint but the palate is the opposite; very flinty, chalky and brine like with the addition of oyster shells and crushed rocks. (340 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 2/11/2013 & rated 90 points: Pale green-tinged yellow color; appealing, white jasmine, ripe pear, white peach nose; tasty, tart pear, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ points (389 views)

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By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (2/11/2013)
(Olivier Leflaive Chablis Les Deux Rives) Pale green-tinged yellow color; appealing, white jasmine, ripe pear, white peach nose; tasty, tart pear, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish 90+ points  90 points
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An elegant wine with a sharp and fruity flavour. It is supple and gourmand on the palate.


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Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Jon Rimmerman: "2014 is a return to the titillating terroir punch that is only delivered in the 1er and Grand Cru vineyards that dot the slopes and hillsides of Chablis. The 2014 wines in most of Chablis are so reflective and elegantly mineral-drenched that its hard not to glug them straight away (Beaujolais had a mostly similar result in 2014 after 2012/2013 examples that were largely disappointing).

In Chablis, 2014 is the finest vintage since 2010 and it is somewhat of a hybrid of 2004/2007 and 2010. The stone, citrus and limestone amalgam is exactly what we search for in Chablis as the style harkens to a day in the Cote de Beaune proper (1960's - 1980's) when wine was not meant to be consumed the week it was released, battonage was not used by all and new oak was rarely seen.

As more and more in Burgundy are trying to curtail the thickness in their wines (from heavy new wood/malo/stirring) in favor of more transparent and lithe structures (with equal levels of fascinating material and intrigue), it can be said that the material itself must stand the test of time, not the textural impression left by the winemaker. That does not mean all texture is lost - quite the opposite - but the texture is natural and 'of the vintage' not 'of the winemaker'."


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