Great Summer Chablis

Great Summer Chablis

Posted on Jul, 07. 2011 by

Categories: Wine

This was the Chablis the whole board went crazy for in the last vintage. We offered the ’08 and the membership at large went crazy for this wine, we carried it all Winter. Now the ’09 is in and becasue we have developed a history of backing this wine we have been offered a reduced price in this vintage. Stop a moment to reflect, awesome wine, better vintage, lower price due to our group buying power. This Guild thing really is a little bit of paradise isn’t it?

For me it is perfect Chablis. The nose is chalky with that Creek/Cave mineral quality that keeps the wine fresh. The palate is first of lemon and then of lemon curd, the fruit is bright and full showing the crispness of green apples as well. The finish is long, strong and contemplative, this wine is distinctly well made.

Others in the group commented that if the wine had been a California Chard from Monterey they would have believed it. That is a part of the perfection of this wine, it appeals to all palates, it is a good Chardonnay but beyond that for me it is a good Chablis. It has the fruit for those who look for that and the mineral and acid for those who just need that.

Beyond that it is from a great Chablis producer Jean Marc Brocard where under the direction of Enologist Nadine Gublin (also of Domaine Jacques Prieur in Montrachet) the wines are being made with no new oak and increasingly Biodynamic vineyard management as classic Chablis should be.

I give this my highest recommendation any time white wines and as a great priced Chablis.

2009 Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis ‘Domaine Sainte Claire’
Member Price: [private_member] Grand Cru: $14.30 • Premier Cru: $14.95 [/private_member]
Retail Price: $21.75
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