10 of the Best 2014 Chablis
2014 Chablis has captured the attention of wine lovers worldwide. It is a stunning vintage. And as good as it is now the winemakers tell me it will be even better after a year or two in bottle.
We had hoped to have a big range for sale when the wines arrived in Australia but we are starting to sell out of numerous wines. The wines are being readied to ship but I fear by the time the wines arrive I suspect most will have sold.
Today we feature 10 of the Best 2014 Chablis. The ratings are from different reviewers but I assure you they all appeal for their mineral, saline, classic Chablis character. They are super!
They are serious value in today's wine world and if you are partial to Chablis you should not miss them.
Several extremely popular wines are down to the last case. Don't miss out!
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2014
Pre Arrival Price $122.95
12 bottles left
Tim Atkin MW:
Among the best Chablis of the vintage (several of them from Les Clos), the Bichot example comes from two parcels in the middle and at the top of the slope. A third of the wine is oakfermented, but you barely notice it, such is the racy, savoury purity and tension of the fruit. Every Chablis lover should have a glass of this in their cellar. 97 Points
Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2014
Pre Arrival Price $125.00
33 bottles left
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": Round and deep, clearly there's barrel here, with vanilla cream notes. Round, beautifully textured, direct, intense, beautiful clarity and a really insinuating acidity but without pain. A really excellent line of flavour in the finish. Yum - clearly too oaky today but hopefully this will fade - and they are anyway only just commercialising 2011 - "As they are now ready" says Nathalie.
Domaine Raoul Gautherin Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru 2014
Pre Arrival Price $127.50
30 bottles left
Gilbert & Gaillard:
Appealing clear light yellow. Delicate nose with vegetal, fruity and peppery accents. Superlative quality texture on the palate, freshness and aromas that start to open up on the finish in a mineral, fruity and spicy style. 93 Points (they are traditionally very tough scorers!)
Vignobles Dampt Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru 2014
Pre Arrival Price $93.50
20 bottles left
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report": Hmm, this is lovely - wide, faintly floral, modestly mineral. Bigger in all directions a growing brightness of flavour rather than a line - round, complex, indeed a little exciting, layered, waves of finishing flavour. Lovely!!!
Domaine Fourrey Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2014
Pre Arrival Price $53.95
18 bottles left
From two plots of 30 year old vines owned by the young Fourreys' mother. As usual this is a wine with such finesse, combining ripe stone fruit with a taut mineral streak. Fine and persistent.
Magnificent and complex aromas of honeysuckle and lime fruit with extra layers of chalk, stones and white pepper. Displaying an intensely lively palate of marmalade and harmonious fruit underpinned by a chalky, mineral finish. An elegant and classic example of Chablis with a distinguished length. 95 Points and Gold Medal
Domaine Alain Geoffroy Chablis 1er Cru Vau Ligneau 2014
Pre Arrival Price $44.50
42 bottles left
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report":
About 2-2.5 hectares - 'Not a big parcel for us! The vines are now 30 years old and the cuvée gets more and more interesting.' Only tank elevage.
A narrower nose but suggesting a tight core of fruit and aroma somewhere below. Bigger in the mouth, lots more flavour complexity - this is very expressive - it tastes great. Yum!
Domaine Collet Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre 2014
Pre Arrival Price $54.95
38 bottles left
Tim Atkin MW:Another excellent wine from Romain Collet, combining fruit from Chapelots and Montée de Tonnerre itself. Subtly oaked and refined, it shows the breed of this Premier Cru: plush, smooth and textured yet underpinned by vivid acidity and minerality. 2017-25.
Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis 1er Cru Vaucopins 2014
Pre Arrival Price $64.95
24 bottles left
Tim Atkin MW: One of a series of remarkable Chablis from Long-Depaquit in 2014, Vaucopins (spelt with an "s" and without the "u" on this label) this right bank white is very stylish, fresh and mineral, showing hints of candle wax, brine and fresh earth with a hint of oak. 95 Points
Vignobles Dampt Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourneaux 2014
Pre Arrival Price $50.95
47 bottles left
Bill Nanson "The Burgundy Report":
Higher-toned, bright, almost oysters with a twist of lemon. A little more mouth puckering but only for a second or two, then a flowing flavour and good complexity take over. A bright and wide finish that has a nice agrume aspect. Tasty wine!
L and C Poitout Petit Chablis Franc de Pied L'Inextinct 2014
Pre Arrival Price $127.50
43 bottles left
The Louis and Catherine L'Inextinct Franc de Pied Petit Chablis is made from a tiny plot of 0.55 hectares of ungrafted pre-phylloxerra vines. Situated on a plateau on the northwestern commune of Villy, the soils of clay retain enough water in the winter making it inhabitable to the phylloxera louse that devastated many vineyards in Europe in the late 19th century.
The Australian: Petit chablis is the jumping-off point to the inimitable wines of the Chablis region. That said, there is nothing entry level about this 100 per cent chardonnay wine, made from ungrafted 100-plus-year-old pre-phylloxera vines. The first impression is of an extra dimension of old vine plushness coating the intense, classically chablis attributes of line, drive and minerality. Grand cru power without the plump. About 80 dozen produced each year.
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