Saturday, 28 July 2012

Chablis Chablis 1er Cru 2009 Union des Viticulteurs de

Tasted 26/07/12, 13% ABV, cork closure. About £14 UK retail. There are 4 levels of Chablis and at least the lowest two can be treacherous. There is petit Chablis, Chablis, Premier Cru and Grand Cru, coming in at around £8 to £9, £10 to £12, £12 to £18 and £20+ respectively for each level at UK retail prices. Some regular Chablis can be very nice but it can often be disappointing as so much is produced of indifferent quality, that one of the world's iconic drinks is best enjoyed at Premier Cru level at least. Paying £2 or £3 more over the regular Chablis pays divdends.
This is a good quality Premier Cru - this wine is a blend from the best single vineyards from selected 1er Cru plots only, and the Union des Viticulteurs is highly regarded. 2009 was a solid year and this wine is ready now. No oak. Great zesty apples and lemon on the nose, with a fresh minerality on the palate. Refreshing, 'good value' Chablis. From 2012, 16.5/20

1 comment:

  1. Common to Okay wine, actually great. Value your consideration.