Monday 27 October 2014

2013 Chablis Times Two

By coincidence I received two tasting samples on the same day and each contained a bottle of 2013 Chablis. Why not taste them together with Sunday dinner?

2013 Chablis Le Finage, La Chablisienne
A young, crisp nose that on the first sniff behaves more like a Sauvignon Blanc with a fine grassiness. With air and warmth more Chardonnay traits appear, like lemon cream, cap gun smoke and some dried apricots. Very good, upfront and juicy.
The taste is light and fresh with notes of white currants, lemon peel, cap gun smoke and slate. A fine acidity in the medium long finish. Easy going and very drinkable. A tasting sample from Vinunic.
87p   (tasted 2014/10)

2013 Chablis Saint Martin, Domaine Laroche
A cool, restrained nose with notes of lemon peel, wet stone, minerals and a hint of liquorice. Feels even younger than the La Chablisienne. Opens up some in the glass but it has a restrained character.
The taste is young, taut and pure with notes of lemon peel, gravel and a steely note. A fine acidity. The finish is medium long and ends dry. This is good but I would cellar this for a year or two. A tasting sample from Primewine.
85p   (tasted 2014/10)

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