Thursday 30 August 2012

Crayfish & A Mature Chablis

I have found that crayfish and mature Chardonnay - preferable Burgundy - makes a nice pairing. And with a big bowl of these signal red crustaceans, I opened this bottle. It was no problem finishing the bowl or the bottle!

1989 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, Michel Vrignaud
The nose opens smooth, pure and with a lovely mature feeling. With some coaxing aromas of lemon cream, dried orange peel, yellow plums, dry fudge, minerals and some autumn leaves flows up from the glass. Not that intense, but gorgeously laid back and perfectly mature.
The taste is cool, mature and precise with fine notes of lemon cream, minerals, road dust, grape fruit juice and a touch of smoke. A very fine acidity. A medium long finish that ends almost bone dry. This is in a perfect drinking phase.
89p   (tasted 2012/08)

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