The Same But Different (Home): I "grew up" with wine when "chablis" was white swill by the glass at singles bars--yes I was single in the 70's. Later on, when I discovered Chablis (capitalized, no quotation marks), it was a revelation. This Montmains was paired with the 2010 Bessin Fourchaume. It was the lesser of the two wines, but not by much. It lacked some of the fullness in the middle that its competitor had. That said, it was a worthy reminder of how good Chardonnay-based wines can be if the fruit is allowed to express its location.
The Same But Different (Home): Paired with another 2010 Bessin 1er Cru, the Montmains. Classic Chablis backbone with slight floral notes. A little more earthy than the Montmains and in my opinion the better of the two by a hair.
The Same But Different (Home): Outstanding bottle. The nose was like botrytized honey. How ripe must these grapes have been? The residual sugar was very high and therefore the wine very sweet, but the alcohol was still listed as 12.5%. Very deep amber color gave the impression that it would be syrupy, but it wasn't.