Etienne Boileau ~ Premier Cru Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 2015

Etienne Boileau ~ Premier Cru Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 2015
£26.75 / bottle£304.95 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: France
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Wine region: Burgundy
Wine Type: White Wines
Wine style: Rich Creamy Whites
Wine Type: New Wines
Drink: Now to 2025
Oaked
Cork
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

The story

Winemakers Etienne Boileau, Christian Simon et William Nahan joined forces in 1987 to make the most of their individual skills and created Domaine du Chardonnay. Their wines are marketed as Etienne Boileau and Domaine du Chardonnay.


The Montée de Tonnerre premier cru site is well known and one of the best in Chablis. Their site is just over 2 hectares and is looked after with care to bring out the best of the vines and the terroir. In the winery temperatures are controlled to bring out all the aromas and to keep the wine's fresh fruit and mineral characteristics. Like many Premier Cru Chablis, part of the wine has been aged in oak - just 20% - to assist with the development of complexity and body.

If you would like unoaked Chablis, try Domaine Lavantureux Frères Chablis.

The wine

This is a beautiful Premier Cru Chablis; my full tasting notes are coming soon. In the interim read what the wine gurus have written about it.

Food Pairing

Recommended for drinking with oysters, other shellfish and fish generally, foie gras, chicken, fruit-based desserts. The producers recommend drinking with fish in cooked sauces, langoustines & lobster, white meats, goat's cheese and ewe's milk cheeses

Awards

90 points     RobertParker.com     Aug 2017
"The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre has a clean and precise bouquet, with flint and yellow plum notes that gently unfold in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a pineapple and guava-tinged opening, a vein of lemongrass and quite a precise, expressive bouquet that lingers in the mouth. This is the best offering from Domaine du Chardonnay this vintage."

Beautiful Premier Cru Chablis from one of my favourite sites, Montée de Tonnerre. Complex fruit flavours balanced with crisp acidity; a rounded body and a smooth texture

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