Sunday, July 26, 2020

Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin Gilbert Picq et ses Fils, 1999

I thought I detected premature oxidation in a Vaucoupin I had in January of 2008. Maybe it was a bad bottle; or maybe I was just wrong. Twelve and a half years later, this bottle (my last of the 1999) is a beautiful example of mature Chablis.

Deep yellow. Deep, deep scents and flavors of flinty minerals. No oak, the wine is aged in stainless steel. All the nuances of old vine Chardonnay. It's not your archetypal "buttery" Chardonnay, but I detect a distinct buttery flavor. Perfect balance of acid and fruit. An excellent wine; wish I had more.

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