Sunday, January 11, 2009

Premier Cru Chablis Vosgros Gilbert Picq, 1997

This was a budget wine (less than $15/bottle) when I bought it a decade ago. Today, it is worth at least $30, which is the price you'd have to pay for the 2007 Gilbert Picq Vosgros.

It's a full gold color, not overly so. The bouquet is simply gorgeous--lime, butter, pear, apples with a hint of flowers and flinty minerals. This is unwooded Chardonnay at its very best. Now I smell some hazelnuts and nutmeg, but only hints. Nothing is overdone. On the palate, this Premier Cru Chablis has the texture of satin, full but not heavy with finely tuned flavors that spread out over the tongue and linger. Gets better with every sip; the deep concentrated flavors follow me for hours after the meal is complete. Superb.

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