2014 Chablis overachieving steal on the WS annual Top 100 list in stock!
WS 91 #47 of 100 wines of 2015
In stock this week.
Jean-Marc Brocard is a big producer with vast holdings in Chablis, yet is one of those producers making constant effort to do the right thing (their vineyards are all farmed organically these days for instance, far from the norm in Chablis) and we constantly find some nice surprises from them. We were intrigued by this score and subsequently tasted a sample bottle last week that was just fantastic. Very, very true to Chablis with a wonderfully balanced, lively expression that screams oyster shells, lemon/lime fruits, nice underlying minerality, and a really composed and quite frankly delicious profile. One that couldn't be mistaken as anything other than Chablis blind and showing really nice depth for the village level. Pricing is great and here is a wonderful barometer for what is shaping up to be a fantastic vintage for the region. Climbing awfully high on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list of 2015 for a wine under $20, and undoubtedly one of the very top values on the list.
Wine Spectator 91 points! "A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases made. —BS"