Chablis

Domaine Pinson Frères

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Nose has seashells, sea spray, fresh strawberries, cold butter or cream, washed lemons, lemon juice and over-ripe green apple.

Palate has lemon creme, (light) strawberry, lemon zest, mild oak, freshly whipped cream and wet flint.

Nice wine, our first time having this particular 1er Cru vineyard, but...the oak, while it is sort of neutral, it is the underlying impact to the palate. I'm thinking they likely do not use new oak, but 2-4 year old barrels, but just a little much for my palate on a Chablis. I'm really a fan of very neutral oak or all stainless steel treatment.

24 Hour Update: Wood notes are gone, all about (light) lemon curd, limestone paste and cut strawberry today, wonderfulness.
— 3 days ago

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Tony Bubbles

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Got to meet the wine maker and her husband at a small dinner. Very much enjoyed both of them and their whole wine line up

Julien Brocard

Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2017

Struck match pithy apples for days on the nose. Tart apple on the palate, lemon, fennel and chalk. Long acid blast for a clean zesty finish. — 4 months ago

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Vincent Dauvissat

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Found this wine to be steely, chalky with a hint of mint. All comes together very well. Drinks good now. — 4 months ago

Brandon, Shay and 23 others liked this

Daniel Seguinot

Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Our dinner plans took a quick change when we received a call from our very fancy pants restaurant that the wine dinner (La Spinetta) was cancelled because the distributor didn't get them the wines...wtf, really? Our immediate back up was our favorite French bistro with the best comfort food one can ask for, delivered with precision every time, so consistent!

2017 Chablis, just amazing, got the cut strawberry note on the nose all night, then the wet limestone kicks in, great stuff, perfect restaurant bottle, immediately accessible.
— 13 days ago

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Philippe Pacalet

Beauroy Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Flamboyant and punchy—-what’s not to like. First time having this producer. The use of oak was a bit much yet with time that will find its place. — 4 months ago

Mike, Ron and 22 others liked this

Vincent Dauvissat

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

Slight hint of oxidation that underpins the nose. Yellow raspberry, menthol and a core of white gravel. A special wine. — a month ago

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Eric Shanks

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I had Vaillons last week which was amazing too.

Etienne Boileau

Petit Chablis Chardonnay

Mineral and acetone on nose. Touch sour, lemon rind and orange pith, steely long note. Drink very cold. Best with oysters, prawns, summer vegetables and a long, lazy late summer dinner outside. The choice by-the-glass white at Faubourg in Montclair. — 10 days ago

Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

La Forest Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2009

Dinner with friends, no formal notes tonight.
Needed some time to come around, but doing great right now! Nice mashed strawberry nose, wet limestone paste, lightly oxidized yellow apple.
— 4 days ago

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David T

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Nice bottle.

Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2006

Light straw gold. Heavy weight in the glass. Sweet fruit nose. Notes of pineapple, sea shell, some apricot, white flowers and a little spice. Rich and fat in the mouth. Some acidity in the background. If I were to taste this blind I doubt I would guess Raveneau. But knowing the vigneron you can pick out the little notes which identify it as so. This is a pleasant drink right now with the warm vintage that provides the bright fruit with semi decent acidity. — 13 days ago

Severn, Ira and 8 others liked this

Domaine Dauvissat-Camus

Les Clos Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2011

An intensely saline almost stinky nose with limestone, chalk, lime and flint. On the palate, cool and focused. Less intense than the 2010 on the palate with a sharpness and cut and sharp elbows of structure. — 11 days ago

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