L2O - Chicago IL
Tasted Monday, July 30, 2012 by Burgundy Al with 601 views
My Chicago-based Burgundy group, the Lieu-dit Cru, assembled for our long-planned Chablis shootout. The idea was to taste wine that Raveneau, Dauvissat and Fevre produce from the same vineyards, all from the 2004 vintage. All three of these top producers make Les Clos Grand Cru and Vaillons 1er. These would be served single blind. Then we would also have flights of Montee de Tonnerre, Forest and Preuses, with a bonus "mystery" bottle in each of those flights, because only 2 of the 3 producers make wine from those three vineyards. Great tasting, very educational.
Kudos to L2O for a sensational meal, one of the best I have had so far in 2012.
First, I have to put aside the bizarre showing of the Fevre wines, which I have previously found to be excellent in the 2004 vintage. That aside, we found 2004 Chablis to be drinking beautifully now. We also saw real consistency in each producers' style. Dauvissat's wine were incredibly classic, highlighting minerality and a lean apple/lemon profile. Raveneau's wines were also classic but slightly backward with incredible density, concentration and power.