Saturday, April 14, 2018

Gerard Duplessis Chablis --- Classic Chablis

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Domaine Gerard Duplessis Chablis:
A family domaine for five generations created in 1895, one of the very few organic estates in Chablis.

2014 Duplessis Chablis Montee de Tonnerre...$39.99
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The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre has a very strict and linear, almost tertiary bouquet at first with subtle undergrowth aromas, but it gains intensity with aeration and develops a light white chocolate scent. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry with hints of dried honey and spice, gentle and harmonious; the finish was a little sweeter than I was anticipating.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

2014 Duplessis Chablis Montmains 1er Cru...$33.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $40.99
The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Montmains probably displays the best mineralité on the nose. It is tight and linear at first, but there are lovely flint and granite scents that surface with several swirls of the glass. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, lively and spicy on the entry, moderate depth and slightly pinched on the finish. Give this a year or two in bottle and I am certain that it will put on a little more weight. Still, a very fine Montmains with class.
Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate

2015 Duplessis Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru...$34.99
Lowest price on Wine-Searcher is $46.00
The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaume comes from two small parcels that together total 0.40 hectares. It has a generous bouquet with scents of dried honey and acacia, perhaps here articulating more the growing season than the terroir. The palate is richer and more viscous in texture than the Vaillons and perhaps as a consequence it does not quite deliver the riveting complexity and precision that I have discerned on other vintages." -- Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate 

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