Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2013

Jean Marc Brocard
Chablis - Premier Cru
AC Chablis Premier Cru
31€ (36$) Wine-searcher average price

I don`t drink Chablis wines that often, I`m not sure actually why, because It`s in most cases The Chardonnay wine that I prefer, and a white wine style that I really like in general, with other not too oaked white Burgundies. Yes, the prices are probably the major problem. I haven`t really found yet many Village level Chablis (one step below Premier cru) that are that exiting, or values. When compared to e.g. Rieslings, let`s say from Alsace or Germany, you can get inspirational quality, with just 10-20 euros. But nevertheless I really adore a good Chablis, it´s just that Burgundy is Burgundy, a hit-and-miss labyrinth, but a labyrinth where you can find also wonderful gems..

I was a bit concerned of the 2013 vintage, as it`s supposedly all over the place. But was plesantly surprised.
Aromas of green apple, hint of honey, some chalkyness, white pepper. Fresh and appealing.
Medium bodied, dry. Nice accidity, but surely not over the top. Elegant structure. Good, and focused fruit. Pear, green apple peel, lemon. Delicious, and focused finish with a crisp, intense green apple, quite chalky and steely. Beautifully lingering aftertaste, with some goût de pierre à fusil...
Excellent Chablis!

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