The Servin Montee de Tonnerre is the best buy for Premier Cru Chablis of the 2019 vintage. A wine that delivers outstanding quality for such a small ticket price, it is hard to top this incredible effort showing intense minerality, pinpoint precision, and incredible drive and length. This is not a bottle to miss for the Chablis lover, and we have a great price on some of the only bottles available in the USA. These are due to arrive later this month and are highly recommended.
2019 is truly a vintage not to miss from Domaine Servin, who has been on a roll solidifying their place among producers like Louis Michel. Servin has one of the top values for Montee de Tonnerre, and we were able to get some fantastic pricing on this great effort. The vines here are almost 60 years old in some parts, with the youngest in their mid-30s. As we may have mentioned before, 2019 is a much more typical year for Chablis, with more normal weather conditions than the warmer '18s. Andy Howard MW, who writes for Decanter, describes 2019 as in-between the '17 and '18 vintages with a higher acidity than '18 and riper than '17. We always love the mineral expression and floral perfume the MDT carries, and 2019 looks to show this flawlessly. Ever a fun wine to buy in quantity and can surprise with a little cellar time. This Cuvee has two great notes below by Meadows and Martin, and this could be one of the best 1er cru buys of the vintage.
Allen Meadows 93 points! "A discreet but perceptible dose of wood can be found on the cool floral, pear confit, tidal pool and iodine-scented nose. The refined, intense and wonderfully sleek medium weight flavors flash a bracing salinity on the classy, balanced and wonderfully persistent finale. This chiseled effort is a relatively powerful MdT and like several wines in the range, possesses a genuinely lovely texture. Recommended."
Vinous (Neil Martin) 92 points! "The 2019 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru is intense on the nose, showing a little reduction, although that soon blows away to reveal lime, yellow plum and light crushed stone aromas. The palate is fresh on the entry, with more edge than the Vaillons and Vaucoupin that I tasted alongside. Similarly, there is a tang of salinity toward the finish that keeps this Chablis alert and fresh, showing decent persistence on the finish. Very fine."