Saturday, 7 December 2013

Fortnum and Mason Chablis Premer Cru Butteaux 'Vieilles Vignes' 2011

Tasted various times, most recently 09.12.13. 13% ABV, cork closure, £24.50 F&M.
Winemaker Louis Michel. 2011 proved a better vintage for whites than reds in Burgundy and I have enjoyed some lovely young drinking Chablis from this vintage.
Pale straw colour, good mineral attack. Buttery and apricots on the palate - no oak used, apparently. Good depth in the mid palate, zesty. Youthful acidity but good grip. 
This is a fine example of a Premier Cru Chablis from a traditional winemaker, from vines planted in 1954. In the grand scheme of things, this represents very good value for money. Well done F&M. From 2013. 17.5/20

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