Sunday, November 28, 2010

Taste the Sea - 2008 Chablis

2008 Domaine du Chardonnay

2008 Domaine du Chardonnay, AC Chablis

Yes, onto the big leagues, and the reason for Taste the Sea. Chablis occupies a special place in my heart. I used to refuse chardonnay. And then I tasted Montmains, and as they say about first times . . . unforgettable.

Been hearing great things about the 2008 vintage in Chablis. Simply a village level wine with a horrifically cheesy name, but rich after a 3 hour decant, balanced, with lovely minerals dancing on the palate. Ripe fruit yet showing the austerity of proper Chablis. With our fish dishes, sublime.


1 comment:

  1. I also used to refuse Chardonnay. Why can't New World producers craft a wine like they do in Burgundy?