2009 Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I'm an impatient gal. I try not to be, but sometimes, I just can't help myself.

I bought the 2009 bottle of Domaine Laroche Chablis last year, thinking I'd hold onto it for a few years, since Grand Cru Chablis can definitely take some age.

But I saw it in my cellar and could wait no longer. My impatience won out and I had to have it.

I am a devoted Chablis drinker. And while I can't say that I love every bottle I open, it is definitely a style that I know and love.

100% Chardonnay, this bottle contains grapes from the prestigious Les Clos vineyard. Aged on the lees in just 25% new French oak, there was a delicious combination of bright fruit, lively acidity, yet a richness in body and texture that sets it apart and elevates it. White flowers and wet stone on the nose with apple/pear, white peach and a touch of lemon coming through. I enjoyed every sip, and when the bottle was done, I lamented the fact that I had only purchased one.

I'll never know if it would've gotten better had I given it more time. Maybe I should have waited until 2019. Maybe then it would have transformed into something even greater. Somehow, I don't care.

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