Joseph Drouhin Vaudon Chablis 2010

Although I expect it would be fashionable to say otherwise, most Chablis I taste is a fairly one dimensional expression of chardonnay.  I suspect the problem is that I am not paying enough for it (I rarely pay over $30).  This however presents something of a “Catch 22”, since most of the wines and regions I have come to love, have started with favourable tastings of entry level bottles.

I thought this Chablis however to be a bit more interesting than a few I have tried recently.  It’s a pale lemon colour, and opens to aromatics of lemons, stones, minerals and a slight spiced lift.  Mostly lemons though.  The palate is framed by typically high acidity, some good length and the lemon and stone characters carry through.  This Chablis ever so slightly departs from its austere nature to hint at some of the textural fatness of the chardonnay grape.   Overall, a very good example of Chablis.  87 points (very good)

Abv: 12.5%
Price: $36.99
Vendor: try Dan Murphy’s
Tasted: June 2012

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