Monday, December 27, 2010

2007 Chablis Vaillons

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2007 Domaine Jean Collet & Fils Vaillons, AC Chables 1er Cru

Chablis is the dream. And to think, I absolutely abhorred drinking chardonnay. I've had it in my mind to drink a few Chablis Premier Crus over the holidays for a while now - sort of a nice transition to winter from drinking German rieslings. Chablis has that wonderful balance between steeliness and richness that is absolutely stunning.

A young Chablis, with a slightly palish, gold colour. Minerality is razor sharp, steely, and quite austere. Crisp citrus, with some developing richness and creaminess with some air. Honey, but always with this underlying structure - yes, white wines can be structures as well. A bit of a shame to be drinking these wines so young, but we'll get there in a few years.

DF

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