2019 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Claude Bessin

It is hard to overemphasise how much more than a standard Chablis this is. The old vines range from 40 to 68 years old, and are scattered across seven different parcels, with a variety of soil structures and exposures. It takes the prize for ‘hidden gem’ of our Chablis range, with its crunchy, lime-juice zing, and compelling mineral freshness. The palate has weight and drive. This may be a wine of humble communal classification, but it has a profound character, and deserves special attention.

Critic score
90/100
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Bottle
En primeur
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£20.68
Case, 12 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£248.16

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chablis, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    AOC Chablis (Vieilles Vignes)
2019 Chablis Vieilles Vignes, Jean-Claude Bessin

TASTING NOTES

A perfumed and ripe nose offers up plenty of Chablis character along with evident citrus influence that can also be found on the racy, intense and beautifully well-detailed flavors that terminate in a markedly saline, chiseled and crisp finale. This moderately dry effort is really very good though a wine that will need at least a few years of cellaring first.

Allen Meadows, Burghound (November 2020)
(89—91)/100

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