What a superb wine, and at a perfect peak. Nearing grand cru quality. All the classic chablis characteristics are there - bright laser focused lemony fruit, tons of seashore and brine, excellent glycerine laden body (but not too much, this certainly isn't heavy), and the wispy filagree of complex nuances from just enough age. First from this producer, won't be the last.
Very focused, bright acidity, tensile. A good showing, and good QPR. Have enjoyed this producer's basic Chablis, but this was a nice step up. A bit of air in the glass helped, was expecting this to be a bit more mature so a pleasant surprise how young it drank. A food wine. Had a touch of lemon and quite dry. Good minerality as it opened up.
CDP and Spain, Plus Whites (Rincon 38, Mpls, MN): Pale gold color. Drank 1 glass over 30 minutes. This was pretty tightly wound and a bit stark up front, saline, minerals and not much else. The palate had stark minerality, lemon. This began to blow up from where it was at after about 15-20 minutes and developed a lemon, lemon parfait nose with lots of white flowers. The palate showed some good focus with lemon, citrus zest, to balance the minerality and left you with a medium finish with a hint of peach. Nice transformation.
This bottle supports the suggested drink-starting-by dates -- this bottle was a lot fuller with better integrated elements than the bottle consumed a few months ago. Based on this bottle, a very good buy.
Really lovely Chablis that is drinking great right now. Rich citrus, yellow apple, acacia flower, and salty mineral nose. Lemon, green apple, green plum palate with great balance of acidity and minerality. Medium length, tart citrus finish. This is such a great food wine and a terrific value.
No score or formal note; I was already intoxicated by the time we opened this in the hotel room with a bunch of soccer parent friends. We drank out of water glasses. Clearly a nice Chablis 1er, but any further comment under the circumstances would be a fabrication.
This is so undoubtedly Chablis. Mineral, sharp and complex. This is probably stunning on a hot summer day as it is so refreshing yet deep and thought provoking. Beautiful silky white fruit supports the tangy minerality that comes blasting freshness upfront. Excellent length and a very bright future ahead. Delicious today but probably even better in 5 years. 91-93
Nicely typical Chablis. Tip number one - don't serve too cold, my first glass from the cellar was the tastiest before an ice bucket toned it down and made it come across too thin. Still, nice wine with notes of lemon and saline, some minerality but not a ton. Nice flavor match with a quick shrimp saute.
Lovely wine. There was a hint of honey on the nose that followed through to the palate. The honey added richness to lemon and saline notes, and vibrant acidity kept everything in balance. Great pairing with spicy shrimp pasta.