Michel Gahier

La Fauquette Arbois Chardonnay

9.1140 ratings
9.044 pro ratings
Arbois, Jura, France
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Tim Hinck

Bruised apple and Asian pear as well as an interesting “Japanese fruit candy” smell! Some Brett and VA, it most problematic was the weak finish and lack of acidity.

Bruised apple and Asian pear as well as an interesting “Japanese fruit candy” smell! Some Brett and VA, it most problematic was the weak finish and lack of acidity.

Nov 17th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

9.5

absolutely stunning 13 years in. the sometimes harsh and divisive sherry/petrol notes are thoroughly integrated and leave ethereal and dense dry hay and green almond notes that linger for hours on the palate.

absolutely stunning 13 years in. the sometimes harsh and divisive sherry/petrol notes are thoroughly integrated and leave ethereal and dense dry hay and green almond notes that linger for hours on the palate.

Oct 24th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.2

In a fantastic spot

In a fantastic spot

Jul 27th, 2017
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Salty lemon rind and lemon curd, nuts and kelp. Candied grapefruit in the finish.

Salty lemon rind and lemon curd, nuts and kelp. Candied grapefruit in the finish.

2 people found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2015
Peter N

So amazing! Smells like a tin of Christmas cookies. Fruit, nuts, spice and a dash of grandma. Crisp and fresh, lovely fruit with exotic citrus notes. Long...

So amazing! Smells like a tin of Christmas cookies. Fruit, nuts, spice and a dash of grandma. Crisp and fresh, lovely fruit with exotic citrus notes. Long...

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
Wolfgang Weber

Fauquette, I'm drinking chardonnay. Outstanding.

Fauquette, I'm drinking chardonnay. Outstanding.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.5

2010 Fauquette. One of the best sous-voile Chards I've had in a long while. Don't Fauquette about this one.

2010 Fauquette. One of the best sous-voile Chards I've had in a long while. Don't Fauquette about this one.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Jason Zuliani

Vinyl and spice and everything nice.

Vinyl and spice and everything nice.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

This has an amazing nose that is a strange mix of rather sharp furniture polish and the taste that you get when mixing up a couple of different flavour opal fruits (star bursts to you youts) incredibly pronounced, sharp tropical fruits (and nail polish), skittles and strawberry concentrate.
Palate is less expressive but has some wonderful green apple skin, quince, good length, very lovely stuff.

This has an amazing nose that is a strange mix of rather sharp furniture polish and the taste that you get when mixing up a couple of different flavour opal fruits (star bursts to you youts) incredibly pronounced, sharp tropical fruits (and nail polish), skittles and strawberry concentrate.
Palate is less expressive but has some wonderful green apple skin, quince, good length, very lovely stuff.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2014
Marshal White

Electric acidity, gloriously bretty Chardonnay.

Electric acidity, gloriously bretty Chardonnay.

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014