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Saturday, 23 January 2016

Fine Chablis Grand Cru 2014 and some older vintages: Wednesday 13th January 2016

 2014 Les Preuses, Jean-Marc Brocard 

2014 Les Clos, Drouhin-Vaudon, Joseph Drouhin   

After a few years' absence the Union des Grands Crus de Chablis revived their annual London tasting of the latest vintage, 2014 this time, as well as showing an older wine as well.

2014 White Burgundy has been widely praised with the Chablis a particular star – a lovely combination of ripe, textured fruit balanced with an austere finish with very precise acidity.

This has always been a good, well focused tasting and this year there were some very good things to taste. Every producer shows the latest vintage and then chooses an older one.

My favourites from 2014:
Les Preuses, Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard

Vaudésir, Drouhin-Vaudon, Joseph Drouhin  

Côte Bouguerots, Domaine William Fèvre

Les Blanchots, Domaine Laroche 

Les Clos, Domaine Laroche 

Les Blanchots, Domaine Long-Depaquit

Also enjoyed

My pick outs from the older vintages

2008 Les Preuses, Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard

2007 Côte Bouguerots, Domaine William Fèvre

2009 Vaudésir, Drouhin-Vaudon 

2007 Les Clos, Domaine Laroche 

2004 Moutonne, Domaine Long-Depaquit

2008 Les Clos, Domaine des Malandes 

 2014 Valmur, Domaine Louis Moreau

Les Preuses, Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre

2004 Moutonne, Domaine Long-Depaquit

 2008 Les Clos, Domaine des Malandes (magnum)

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