Deeper core and more concentrated than the Petit Chablis. Finessed power, for all its depth; buoyant, layered, tensile and complex. Terrific width, that pushes to the outer reached of the palate with green apple, apple strudel, lime zest, wood spice and length. So long in the mouth, and not just acidity and spice, but holding its form for at least a minute. Perfect balance of elements. So much to love! Waters Wine Co
The village Chablis is made from 40-year-old vines grown and around Préhy and Chichée, including fruit from the well-regarded lieu dits of Malantes and Pargues (situated between the Montmains and Vosgros 1er Crus). The vineyards are mainly south-west facing on Kimmeridgian soils with a layer of Jurassic clay and limestone, littered with small oysters and fossils.
A relatively recent estate, Céline’s father is Jean-Marc Brocard, whilst Frédéric worked at Domaine Durup. They continue to make great strides with their Chablis. This is a lovely example with concentration on the palate and extra layers of flavour compared to many. Despite the power and ripeness of fruit, the wine is kept in perfect balance by crisp acidity and a fine, mineral finish. Great stuff. 93 points, Andy Howard MW, Decanter