Chablis - Les Clos 1989 J. Drouhin
9/94. Acquired from Beaune Sep-93 for $27 (imported for $36 net).
A Chablis Grand Cru from Drouhin's own Domaine. 1989 being the best vintage
for Chablis in the 80s. We had this wine almost a year ago and it was
wonderful though barely mature.
Today we took a bottle to an elegant restaurant in Tel-Aviv. The Chablis
accompanied the first course: Delicate goose liver in raspberry sauce, and a
delicious full-flavor dish of prawns in red-pepper and garlic sauce. The wine
effortlessly complimented both totally different dishes.
COLOR: Deep yellow.
NOSE: Very rich grapes, apples, hints of honey.
TASTE: Superb, mellow, almost Sauterne-like quality exploding into a myriad of
LENGTH: Never ending (really, it was there until I grabbed the next bite of
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Good acidity matched by strength.
Comparison with last bottle: the past year transformed this wine from an
excellent out-of-childhood dry Chablis into a mellow faultless nectar. I
cannot praise this wine too much. It is on par with great white Bourgognes
that cost 2-3 times as much.
MARK: 18+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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