Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots 2016

SKU/Code: 
DB0916-16
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Piuze, Patrick

On the right bank of the Serein River, with south facing exposition. The vines average 40 years old. Vinified and aged in neutral barrels. Floral, mineral, ethereal.

 

 

(89-90) points
"Medium yellow; darker than Montée de Tonnerre. Aromas of underripe pineapple and white flowers. Rich and substantial but in a distinctly gentle style; conveys an impression of modest ripeness for the vintage. Piuze noted that he lost grapes at the top of the hill to hail and a difficult flowering, so this wine is made mostly from the bottom of the slope. Finishes with a peppery quality and a touch of dryness. This fruit was harvested at 11.3% potential alcohol and chaptalized to 12.2%."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
92 points
"The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots has a fragrant bouquet with lemon curd, white flowers and a touch of nectarine, the mineralité tucked just behind. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity and is quite tensile in the mouth with a brisk, saline, quite linear finish that will take three or four years to really open. Patrick opined that his Blanchots is a mix of the 2014 and 2015 vintages in style, which is not such a bad thing, and I agree."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, August 2017