2014 Chablis Grand Cru, Valmur, Jean-Claude Bessin

A distinct marine note of iodine, combines with apricot and jasmine. Jean-Claude says the malolactic fermentation here was much later than his other wines due to the wine’s impressive structure. This is suave and dense, with great clarity of flavour, rippling on the palate with a finish which goes on and on. Bravo.

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  • Region & country
    Valmur, Chablis, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2031
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Grand Cru
2014 Chablis Grand Cru, Valmur, Jean-Claude Bessin
Jean-Claude Bessin

Situated away from the bright lights of Chablis itself, Jean-Claude’s personality and wines are as unassuming as his position in a small courtyard in the tiny hamlet of La Chapelle Vaupelteigne. Although he trained as an architect, he decided to take on his father-in-law’s vines, and his first vintage was 1992. His wines are crystalline and pure, showing the very best, unshowy side of Chablis, and he’s now been joined by his son, Romain, who had previously worked as a musician. Their domaine has recently been tipped as belonging “among Chablis's top half-dozen domaines,” producing “some of the finest wines in Chablis,” by William Kelley in The Wine Advocate.

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