at the restaurant
Tasted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by Erik12903 with 509 views
Food by Daniel Boulud, composed to match the chablis flights, handpicked by Daniel Johnnes. All of the vignerons were present as we tasted through Chablis' grand crus terroirs. The wines served from Magnums, except for the surprise wine at the end.
Aperitif wines that would be serious contenders in the company of many other chardonnay wines
This was the most fun tasting flight in that the Vaudesir and the Valmur were very different in style: finesse versus power; elegance versus richness
This was the best match between food and wine. Incredible. I must admit that the matchmaking may have introduced a slight bias in favor of these wines. I also seem to prefer 2006 ahead of 2007 as a general experience.
Just very impressed that these wines stood up to such rich food. Les Clos - my favourite grand cru (I understand that there may be more who have similar inclinations).
The wines were fine, but not all could take on the cheese. Perhaps a younger vintage of the first two wines would have done the trick.
The last wine was a surprise and it was served from a "Gargante" (never heard of it, but it looked like it was in the Jeroboam-Rehoboam span)
What a treat. I can heartily recommend it :)