Servin has been on a roll, and we have another incredible best-buy Grand Cru from this Rising Star producer. The history of the Servin name dates as far back as 1654, and nearly every member of the family was involved in wine in some fashion, from coopers to winegrowers. Though our clients are familiar with the Servin name, it is one of the overlooked Domaines in Chablis that deserves more recognition. The Blanchot comes from a .92-hectare sustainably farmed parcel with vines averaging 45 years old, only replanted with massale selection (which we love seeing). Fruit is always hand-harvested, and the signature of the Domaine for this cuvee is a long elevage on the lees with no oak, which is not usual for grand cru Chablis. Typically an elegant and generous wine that is one of the few grand crus that can be approached earlier. The Blanchot is an excellent example of the Grand Cru status; however, this classic example is going to love the cellar and should reach the higher end of the Burghound score below. An exceptional and rare wine from Servin, we have low pricing on some of the only bottles available in the USA.
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 93 pts! "As is often the case, the 2020 Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots is the most honeyed, sensual wine in the Servin portfolio, with wafting aromas of beeswax, acacia honey, white flowers and sweet stone fruit. Full-bodied, ample and satiny, it's broad, textural and enveloping, with a glossy attack and a bright, fleshy mid-palate, concluding with a saline finish. It's a particularly strong rendition of this cuvée and will have considerable gastronomic potential."
Burghound 91-94 pts! "Cool, pure and airy floral-suffused aromas are laced with citrus, iodine and brine. Once again there is fine density to the refined but punchy middle weight flavors that possess a beguiling texture on the tightly wound, compact and overtly mineral-driven finish. This too is going to require at least some patience, but it should develop well. (Drink starting 2028)"