Our last monthly tasting group get together was devoted to - through Jacques - to Chablis. Six decanters were placed on the table and the guessing game began.
All tasted double blind.
2014 Chablis Le Clos, Domaine Pinson
A young, fresh, apply nose with additional notes of grey pears, sun warm rocks and summer flowers. Pure and fine.
The taste is young and tight with notes of ripening yellow apples, lemon peel and gravel. Young and fresh. Give it 3+ years.
88p (tasted 2017/01)
2012 Chablis Le Clos, Jean-Marc Brocard
A fine, deep nose with notes of grilled lemons, matchbox and crushed rocks.S till young. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and fresh with a fine, high acidity and notes of candied lemons, wet asphalt and some grassy notes. Long and fine.
90p (tasted 2017/01)
2011 Chablis Le Clos, Domaine Laroche
A young, seedy nose with notes of dry lemons, grass, gravel and star fruit. A bit laid back. Very good.
The taste is stony and tight with notes of hard lemon candy, earth and dry grass. A fine acidity. Medium long.Very good.
88p (tasted 2017/01)
2011 Chablis Le Clos, Joseph Drouhin
A young, deep, tight nose with notes of sour/sweet lemons, cap gun smoke and summer flowers. Very pleasant. A fine depth. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and fine with notes of ripe lemons, gravel and dry fudge. Very long and fine with some blood orange notes. Really good.
91p (tasted 2017/01)
2010 Chablis Bougros, William Fèvre
A really fine, deep nose with notes of ripening melon, model clay, seashells and warm grass. Complex and fine. Very deep.
The taste is steely and refined with notes of ripe lemons, dried flowers, clay and smoke. Very long and finely structured. This is fine.
93p (tasted 2017/01)
2009 Chablis Le Clos, Joseph Drouhin
A large, warm, slightly unfocused nose with notes of lemon jam, hot earth and damp wool. Deep but a tad too warm.
The taste is warm and seedy with notes of grilled, almost burned lemons, warm gravel and decaying flowers. Marked by a hot year. A nice enough drink, but nothing to cellar.
84p (tasted 2017/01)