2018 Chablis 1er Cru La Forêt, Jean-Claude Bessin

The 1.5 hectare plot was planted around 50 years ago, and the old vines lend their innate concentration to this 2018. An aromatic, floral nose reminiscent of rose petals leads to a palate with electrifying acidity, giving the wine a subtle but persistent power.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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6 bottles available from £47.68 per bottle
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  • Region & country
    Forêts, Chablis, France
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2028
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    Premier Cru
2018 Chablis 1er Cru La Forêt, 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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