Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Charmois Blanc 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB9791-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Bachelet, Jean-Claude

Charmois has a lot of iron and clay in the soil. Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months (less than 15% new). 30-45 g/L sulfur added at bottling.

89-91 points
"This is aromatically similar to the Champlots but with even more floral elements in evidence. There is both good vibrancy and richness to the delicious, round and generously proportioned medium weight flavors that seem as though there might be a certain heaviness yet the citrus-tinged acidity manages to save the balance."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, June 2017
89-91 points
"The 2015 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Charmois was showing a touch of reduction when I tasted it from barrel, traces of citrus peel, persimmon and peach skin coming through with time. The palate is well balanced with a brush of honey on the entry. The acidity is well judged here, maintaining what is a harmonious and focused Saint-Aubin, segueing into a toffee-tinged finish that gently fans out. This is a pretty white Burgundy in the making and it should offer pleasure straight from the off once in bottle."
Neal Martin,
Wine Advocate
, December 2016