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.
Labels: Chablis, Chardonnay, France, Wine, Wine Review