A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020.
Score: 91, Bruce Sanderson, November 2015
The 2014 Chablis les Domaine Sainte Claire has a slight reduction on the nose that is quite pleasant and still allows the chalky scents to filter through. The palate is well balanced with fresh lime and quince on the entry, a nice edginess here with a punchy, spicy finish that yells "seafood!" Partner with some fruits de mer and you'll be onto a winner.
Score: 88, Neal Martin, August 2015
|Located near Auxerre city, in the valley of the Serein river, Chablis is the centre of one of France’s eldest wine-growing regions.
150 million years ago, during the Jurassic era, the sea drew back from the Chablis area. It let a lot of small sea sediments -Exogyra virgula - in the soil called Kimmeridgien made up of layers of stones and clay. Thanks to this soil, the roots of the vine will get the specific mineral and salty flavours of Chablis wines.
Thanks to eco-friendly methods, Jean-Marc Brocard is still trying to respect this precious terroir in order to make high quality wines.