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Bouchard’s 2014 Chablis Vieilles Vignes. $29.95/Bottle. There is No Better Wine For the Season. Happy Mothers Day!

Bouchard continues to up their game. The 2014 is perfectly balanced.

CHABLIS LES VIEILLES VIGNES BY PASCAL BOUCHARD 2014

Wonderful fruit and depth of mineral……


Bottle Price : $29.95

Case Price : $359.40

Winery : Domaine Pascal Bouchard

Wine Region : Chablis (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

Bouchard’s old-vine cuvee casts textbook Chablis aromas of high toned chalky minerals, freshly grated lemon zest and sweet butter. Lithe and sprightly on the palate, the Chablis’ brilliant acidity and smoky, flinty mineral spine lift its core of buttery citrus fruit. The wine’s old-vine quality comes to the fore on its long, flinty, soil-inflected finish. Showing impressive grip, persistent minerality, resinous old-vine fruit and a most comfortable price point, this a superb choice for pairing with shell fish, light fish dishes, vegetable souffles, or to serve as an aperitif.

Somehow, when i think about Chablis, the wines from Pascal Bouchard are never far from the top of my mind. True, there is plenty of amazing Chablis out there, but somehow Bouchard produces what i, and many others, feel is the essence of what Chablis should be. With Spring in full force, and Summer on the way, it is hard not to get excited about excellent Chablis. A few savvy clients have already snapped up a bunch of this, so don’t wait too long, or this will be gone.

Have a look at the picture above. This is a perfect illustration of what the soil looks like just under the surface in Chablis. There is a whole lot of limestone and fossils which is part of what gives Chablis the unique flavour it maintains. At one point, a few million years back, Chablis was under the Atlantic Ocean.

Looking for some white wines from Burgundy proper? We managed to get a few more cases of each of the 2014 Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet from Bachelet Monnot. Though these wines are of a different style than those from Chablis to the North, it does not make them less amazing, and many would argue, that they prefer the style from Cotes d’Or.

Bachelet Monnot is one of the up and comer wineries in Burgundy. These brothers own some amazing terroir and they are getting the rest done in amazing fashion. They are more famous for their white wines, though the reds are also delicious. Once you taste their wines, you will understand what all the fuss is about.

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Have a great day!

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET BY DOMAINE BACHELET-MONNOT 2014

91 points – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, June 2016

Bottle Price : $69.00

Case Price : $414.00

Winery : Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Wine Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET BY DOMAINE BACHELET-MONNOT 2014

90-92 points – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, May 2015

Bottle Price : $74.00

Case Price : $444.00

Winery : Domaine Bachelet-Monnot

Wine Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

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