2014 Domaine Pinson Chablis Les Clos Grand CruChardonnay from France
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- 94 Allen Meadows - Burghound
- 91-94 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Allen Meadows - Burghound
"From a 2.5 ha parcel; 90% was vinified in stainless with 10% in new oak followed by an élevage in 1 year old wood. This evidences enough wood to notice though it allows the pretty aromas of pear, apple, white flowers and various classic Chablis elements to be appreciated. The seductively textured yet powerful flavors coat the mouth with dry extract on the impressively long, balanced and stony finale where a hint of bitter lemon adds a hint of austerity. Overall this is fantastic and should effortlessly reward longer-term cellaring yet be approachable after only 5 or so years."
91-94 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Quite tight on the nose, hinting at resiny oak. Then rich and complex on the palate if still youthfully backward, showing penetrating flavors of underripe pineapple, menthol, flinty minerality and flowers. Much more massive and less evolved than the 2014 premier crus here but fine-grained and not heavy; really stuffed with material. Boasts terrific energy to carry the fruit and spicy oak on the long, saline back end."
92 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru les Clos was vinified 20% in new oak barrels and 80% in stainless steel, then 18 months maturation in one- to two-year-old oak barrels. It has a more exotic bouquet with peach skin and nectarine notes flourishing in the glass, nicely defined, if perhaps just missing a little detail. The palate is rounded and quite sensual on the entry, though it is very well balanced with a keen thread of acidity and gorgeous white peach, dried mango and spicy notes on the long and quite powerful finish. This is a very fine, quite sophisticated Les Clos that should age with style over 10-15 years. "
94 - Allen Meadows - Burghound
91-94 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
92 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|