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Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Vv 2016 Product #33321 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Vv 2016 Dom Des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume Vv 2016

As always, this is a stellar value for drinking now and over the next 10 years.  Fourchaume sits on the same slope and to the north of the Grand Crus and often gives glimpses of Grand Cru richness and power.  As Wine Advocate notes, it’s a bit shy on first opening, but time in decanter (or 2-3 days open in the fridge) bring out both wonderful Chablis intensity and salty vibrancy here and a very generous dose of rich, ripe, buttered pear.  Turns stony and showing a touch of wood-induced salty caramel (20% ages in 1-5 year-old barrel) on the long, pure, finish.  Just delicious.

"This too is very firmly reduced and impossible to reasonably assess. On the plus side, the very round, opulent and lavishly rich flavors are borderline soft though the lightly wooded finish tightens up sufficiently to save the balance. Even so, this should drink well young."Allen Meadows 89-90 points

"The 2016 Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaume comes from 60-year-old vines and sees six to nine months in stainless steel vat. It has a steely bouquet, tight and focused, perhaps a little too minimalist given the vineyard. The palate is well balanced with a fine thread of acidity. This is brisk and poised, quite understated, but I appreciate the balance and energy conveyed on the finish. This is a fine but discrete Chablis Fourchaume." Wine Advocate 90 pointsWine Advocate 90 points

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Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 Product #31848 (In Stock)
Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015 Dom Des Malandes Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2015

From 50+ year-old vines in Chablis's greatest Grand Cru, this is simply stunning.  Fermented and aged all in French oak (1-5 years old), this wants 3-4 years for the vanilla to fade - then watch out.  A truly amazing price for very "grand" Grand Cru white Burgundy.

"Dusty and restrained but prefiguring the intensity on the palate. More obvious fruit on the mid palate than the Vaudésir but I find the latter more penetrating and persistent. This is more rounded and gentle."  JancisRobinson.com 17/20

"Moderate pain grillé sets off cool and pure aromas of white flower, lemon rind, tidal pool and quinine that retain a good sense of freshness. There is good richness to the intensely stony full-bodied flavors that possess good power and ample amounts of palate staining dry extract on the youthfully austere and beautifully long finale. This clean and balanced effort is drier than most 2015s and is the best wine in the range this year."Allen Meadows 90-93 points

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