|Chablis 'Les Clos'
7/99. Bought in auction, Sep-97 for $47.
From a good source and a good vintage, a Chablis Grand Cru - when given proper chance to age - can be a truly wonderful wine. Trouble is that more often than not, these wines are drank too young.
Rene & Vincent Dauvissat, whose wines I have enjoyed many times in the past, is among the finest domaines in Chablis. I was hoping 5 years should be enough for a lean vintage such as 1994.
COLOR: Medium-light golden yellow.
NOSE: Very nice though only not particularly expressive. Clean, perfumed lemony aromas with elegant mineral tones and barely noticeable oak elements.
TASTE: Crisp elegant and savory, but not really mouthfilling. Searing acidity that is just a bit exaggerated. Very tasty nevertheless with a pronounced (non-sweet!) honey flavor towards the finish.
LENGTH: Medium long aftertaste that is a bit too acidity dominated.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied elegant wine with fine texture and broad assortment of flavors. Not very concentrated and neither real depth here. Acidity too pronounced for perfect balance.
OVERALL: Excellent for sure, but a bit disappointing at that. Perhaps more time is needed, perhaps the vintage was really lean. Who knows...
|MARK: 17/20.||BUY MORE? Maybe.|
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