A Flight of Chablis

Tasted Saturday, November 16, 2013 by Average Wine Guy (MH) with 98 views

Flight 1 (6 Notes)

  • 2006 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 89 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis

    The 2006 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis is light gold in colour with a slight oily, nutty nose of riped pineapples and spice on the nose. On the palate, a soft and calm entry that welcomes the palate. This is followed by quite fleshy peaches and pineapples with an underlying spice. There's some noticeable slight oak as well. Medium finish and a burst of acidity towards the end that keeps the wine very alive and almost fun!

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  • 2009 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 87 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    The 2009 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is light straw in colour with a rather fresh nose of soft pears, pineapples and green apple. There's a noticeable slight cork taint on the nose - could be a bottle that is not quite right I believe. Broad mid-palate of surprisingly structured Chablis with a burst of mouth coating sweetness and underlying oak spice with alongside its nuances from the nose. Finish is rather short (possibly from the cork taint unfortunately). Nonetheless, acidity and alcohol is pretty firm on this one. Could be better if not for the cork taint, hence, this judgement might be a little 'unfair'.

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  • 2007 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Blanchot 88 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    The 2007 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots is light pale straw in colour with a nose of slight green apples. A very pastel, soft and pleasant nose. Quite thin upon entry before gaining a bit of density from the mid palate, resulting in a rather round wine. Pronounced green apples on the rather fresh palate. Medium (-) finish, pretty pleasant overall. Makes a brilliant Premier Cru but have it doubts for a "Grand Cru star".

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  • 2007 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 89 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    The 2007 Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles stood out amongst its other Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin labels from this flight. The wine is light pale straw in colour with an almost nectarine like nose of pineapples and apricots with gentle underlying floral notes.

    Very broad entry of pineapples on the palate. Brilliant focus that begins on the mid that allow flavours to concentrate on the mid-palate. Flavours lasts to a medium (+) finish, accompanied with back-end rising fruit flavours. Soft, almost mouth watering acidity that is super pleasant. Pretty complex stuff with good depth and an underlying minerality that one have to really pick out.

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  • 2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 91 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    Decanted 2 hours before pour.

    The 2004 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros is light pale lemon in colour with a beautifully attractive nose of fresh cut green apples and gentle pears, slight floral characteristics and undeniable minerality alongside an underlying salinity.

    Extremely soft entry that coats the mouth with fresh cut green apples. Very 'fluffy' texture from entry to mid-palate. A firm acidity that surprises one on the mid-end palate slashes through the wine and break the mid-palate 'fluffiness', creating great character and prolongs the wine for a persistent medium(+) finish. Acidity is definitely the star here; keeping the palate profile playful and interesting, and prolonging the wine for a brilliant finish. Impeccable integration and balance.

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  • 2005 Clotilde Davenne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 89 Points

    France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru

    Opened 12 hours in bottle before pour

    The 2005 Clotilde Davenne Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos is light gold in colour with a nose of soft peaches, nectarines, honeysuckle and good minerality. There's also some noticeable floral notes. Been opened a while now, but still unbelievable closed and tight on the nose.

    On the palate, a soft entry with peaches and sweetness that follows after. Very good weight throughout the palate, but the flavours are still pretty "stubborn" at this point to make any good judgement. Nonetheless, the good weight at the back of the jaw definitely suggests the wine has a lot more to display. Well-structured with a beautiful acidity. Medium (+) calm finish. Too closed to decide for now, there might be a star. (89-92).

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