Chablis

Chablis was one of the areas where frost hit hardest in 2016, and it was followed in the cool spring by oidium and mildew which further compounded the growers' woes. This was a miserable start to the year, made all the more galling by the fact that the grapes that did survive the first half of the growing season have made such lovely wines. If you are a Chablis fan, buy now while you can.


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Domaine des Hâtes

It is no surprise that Domaine des Hâtes has been recently hailed as '.. one of the new Chablis growers to watch out for..' by the Robert Parker team. Our first visit there in November was very memorable and the work going on here is hugely impressive. Pierrick Laroche is a charming young man and a very talented winemaker. He owns 12 Hectares of Chablis vineyards and a complete Hectare of 1er Cru Homme Mort, which he labels as 'Fourchaume L'Homme Mort'. It is all about freshness and precision here. Picking perhaps earlier than some of his neighbours Pierrick captures beautiful acidity and brightness of fruit - he then loves giving the wine a long élevage in tank to build texture and weight and complexity. He is not averse to using oak - but it is done at a very minimal level with just the 1er Cru wine having less than 25% oak ageing. The results are super, bright, elegant wines but with a real shape and feel - classical, but interesting Chablis.
2017 CHABLIS Domaine des Hâtes

2017 CHABLIS Domaine des Hâtes

75cl bottles, case of 12

There a suggestion of the exotic lurking in the background of the softly petrol-inflected white-fleshed fruit aromas that introduce attractively textured, succulent and utterly delicious middleThere a suggestion of the exotic lurking in the background of the softly petrol-inflected white-fleshed fruit aromas that introduce attractively textured, succulent and utterly delicious middle weight flavors that display perfectly good depth and persistence on the lightly citrus-tinged finish. This ever-so-mildly warm effort could easily be enjoyed now or held for a few years first. In sum, this is a quality villages. 2021+ Rating: 88 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

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Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

Domaine Adhémar & Francis Boudin, also known as Domaine de Chantemerle, has supplied L&S since our very first list. Adhémar, who sadly departed on his 96th birthday in the late autumn of 2016, was a well-known personality, never short of a story. He was in the leading group of the pioneering growers who cleared scrub and planted some of the original Chablis vineyards. It was hard, and he only stopped keeping cows alongside ('if you didn't have a cow or two you died of hunger') in the mid 1950s. It is astonishing to think that the Premiers Crus were only defined in 1975. Francis, who has obviously been in charge for may years, continues to make wines which from this sector at La Chapelle Vaupelteigne, next to the Fourchaume escarpment, gets good ripeness and the wines here are quite fat and supple, while still retaining the classic Chablis minerality.
2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Homme Mort Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Homme Mort Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

75cl bottles, case of 12

From the sunniest spot at the end of the Fourchaumes vineyard this special parcel always over-delivers. It is like the Fourchaumes but through a magnifying glass. Wow. Turning up the minerality here.From the sunniest spot at the end of the Fourchaumes vineyard this special parcel always over-delivers. It is like the Fourchaumes but through a magnifying glass. Wow. Turning up the minerality here. A lot. This is fantastic. So engaging. Focused and pure with lovely seaside minerality and then a super weight of fruit. Nicely ripe and in super harmony. Powerful and attractive. Touch of spice, but the overriding memory is of balance. The Homme Mort is intense, long, lovely and pure.L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Fourchaume Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Fourchaume Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

75cl bottles, case of 12

Like the village wine the 2017 Fourchaumes is again bright and with lovely ping. This is less rich and more restrained than in some years - but of course it is not lean either! The weight of fruit isLike the village wine the 2017 Fourchaumes is again bright and with lovely ping. This is less rich and more restrained than in some years - but of course it is not lean either! The weight of fruit is impressively measured. It’s all there, just a little more clipped for now. Good power and intensity. As ever this is such a great wine, you just want to drink it. No oak but impressive texture and amplitude. Really yum.L&S(Oct 2018)

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Domaine Denis Pommier

Denis and Isabelle Pommier have come a long way since they inherited 2 hectares of vines in 1990. They bottled their first wine in 1994 and now produce fabulous wines from their 18 hectares of vineyards. The Petit Chablis is brisk and fresh - made entirely in stainless steel - while the Premier Crus benefit from a small amount of barrel-fermentation and élevage. The Troësmes is relatively rounder, while the Côte de Léchet is the one for fans of the slatier, crystalline side of minerality. Keep either of the premiers crus four to six years. The fuller Troësmes used to be called Beauroy - it's from a smaller part of the larger area that can be called Beauroy, but the Pommiers wanted to be more specific and use the name of this particular parcel. It can keep perhaps a year or two longer than the Côte de Léchet.
2017 CHABLIS Croix aux Moines Domaine Denis Pommier

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2017 PETIT CHABLIS Domaine Denis Pommier

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Troësmes Domaine Denis Pommier

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Domaine Moreau-Naudet

The domaine will continue under Stéphane's wife Virginie, but we will miss the bright star that was Stéphane Moreau-Naudet, who died suddenly in September 2016. Stéphane, who was influenced by Vincent Dauvissat, who recommended him to us many years ago, was a consummate vigneron, and craftsman in the cellar, using barrel-élevage, but not in such a way that oakiness can readily be detected in the wines (all the barrels are steamed rather than charred and they use no new oak except for in the straight Chablis, and then only one barrel per 100hl in order to age it prior to using for the Premiers Crus). Wines full of racy character and complexity.
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CHABLIS 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine Moreau-Naudet

CHABLIS 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 6

None made in 2017 sadly as her small plot of mature vines were frosted very badly.None made in 2017 sadly as her small plot of mature vines were frosted very badly.L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 CHABLIS Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Fabulous to see Virginie with a smile back on her face - and no surprise when for the first time in years she has a 'proper' harvest under her belt and a normal quantity of wine to sell with thisFabulous to see Virginie with a smile back on her face - and no surprise when for the first time in years she has a 'proper' harvest under her belt and a normal quantity of wine to sell with this Village Chablis. This is lovely. Fresh yet really inviting with its breadth and succulence of fruit. Easy and slick and very good.L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Valmur Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Valmur Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 6

Wow. After the fabulous Foret this is considerably deeper and richer - with a great weight.There is a ripeness here that is almost exotic and loaded with spice and citrus zest. Then this gets leanerWow. After the fabulous Foret this is considerably deeper and richer - with a great weight.There is a ripeness here that is almost exotic and loaded with spice and citrus zest. Then this gets leaner and cleaner as it spends time on the palate. Such persistence and complexity. Exhilarating acidity keeps it bright - but this has wellie and huge promise for the future. L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Forêts Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Forêts Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Yikes. This is impressive. Very mineral, a heft of oyster and chalk but surrounded by a thin crisp layer of lime juice and pithy lemon. There is brooding weight - but today from the tank this is pureYikes. This is impressive. Very mineral, a heft of oyster and chalk but surrounded by a thin crisp layer of lime juice and pithy lemon. There is brooding weight - but today from the tank this is pure and powerfully muscular Chablis. Delicious.L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Montmains Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Montmains Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Tasted in October from the tank - the nose is more subdued here than on the Vaillons. And yet the feel here is richer and weightier. Great breadth in the mouth. The mineral side of this is serious,Tasted in October from the tank - the nose is more subdued here than on the Vaillons. And yet the feel here is richer and weightier. Great breadth in the mouth. The mineral side of this is serious, clean and scrubbed - this has a suedey texture to finish and lovely soft spice. Impressive impact.L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 PETIT CHABLIS Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 PETIT CHABLIS Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Fresh and pinging. Nice chew in the middle, but this is all about the lovely sherberty fruit that fizzes with joy. The fresh zip counters the nicely ripe fruit. Super. Great weight too. In the cellarFresh and pinging. Nice chew in the middle, but this is all about the lovely sherberty fruit that fizzes with joy. The fresh zip counters the nicely ripe fruit. Super. Great weight too. In the cellar we tasted two different vats of this wine; one was a large 100 HL size and the other a smaller 32 HL tank. Fascinating to see how different the juice is tasting, purely because of the differing sizes. Smaller one is tauter and more mineral where in the big one it is broader and more generous. These will be blended before bottling and will offer an amazing expression from this top Chablis producer at an extraordinary price. All the Moreau-Naudet Petit Chablis vines are in a single, complete plot of 3 HA. Half of this is 25-30 year old vines, the other half are 45-50 years old. L&S(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Vaillons Domaine Moreau-Naudet

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Vaillons Domaine Moreau-Naudet

75cl bottles, case of 12

Delicious from the start. Fruit is just ripe and has that enticing bright side that is so mouth-watering and juicy. succulent, fine and long. Great depth here. Gets riper as you go. It is deep andDelicious from the start. Fruit is just ripe and has that enticing bright side that is so mouth-watering and juicy. succulent, fine and long. Great depth here. Gets riper as you go. It is deep and textured and this builds alongside an emerging stony sweep of minerality. Flowers and blossom add pretty lift and aromatics.L&S(Oct 2018)

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Domaine Solange Tribut

Solange Tribut is the daughter of Laurent Tribut, whose excellent Chablis we have sold successfully for years, and the niece of the highly regarded Vincent Dauvissat. The family tradition for expressive yet pure Chablis is safe in her hands. Her wines are very classically shaped. Light on their toes - pithy with lovely citrus highs and great clean lines. Super value wines with great heritage.
2017 CHABLIS Domaine Solange Tribut

2017 CHABLIS Domaine Solange Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2017 Chablis, which comes from vines located towards Beauroy and made under Laurent Tribut's daughter's name, has a very pure and charming bouquet with light yellow flower and orange blossomThe 2017 Chablis, which comes from vines located towards Beauroy and made under Laurent Tribut's daughter's name, has a very pure and charming bouquet with light yellow flower and orange blossom scents. The palate is well balanced, light on its toes, fresh with a light saline influence towards the finish. If this indicates the quality of the wines following Laurent's retirement, then everything bodes well. Drinking range: 2019 - 2024 Rating: 88-90 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Aug 2018)

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Domaine Laurent Tribut

Laurent Tribut is married to Vincent Dauvissat's sister, Marie Clotilde. When he started he made his wines in the Dauvissat cellar in Chablis, but now this small family-run domaine is based in Poinchy just outside the city limits of Chablis. You could not hope to meet a more charming and mild-mannered man as Laurent. He is a quiet genius, making some of the purest and most wonderful wines in the appellation. With just 6 hectares the quantities are small - but the quality of all his cuvées is extraordinary. Pure, powerfully driven, classically shaped there is more than a passing similarity to the wines of his brother-in-law the head-line grabbing Vincent Dauvissat. Buyers will enjoy these super wines with some time in bottle too - there is a great ability to age and patience will pay off, just before Christmas we tasted the 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2004 with Laurent in his cellar and although evolving beautifully, it was still bright, youthful and full of vigour.
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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Montmains Domaine Laurent Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 6

The deepest and most reserved of Tribut's wines, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains unfurls in the glass with notes of struck match, lemon oil, white flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, it'sThe deepest and most reserved of Tribut's wines, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains unfurls in the glass with notes of struck match, lemon oil, white flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, blocky and concentrated, with excellent tension and cut, built around a tangy line of acidity that lends terrific drive to the finish. It will need the most time in bottle. Rating: 92-94 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Côte de Léchet Domaine Laurent Tribut

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Côte de Léchet Domaine Laurent Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet is a bright, elegant wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of ripe lemon, spring flowers and salty oystershells. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied,The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet is a bright, elegant wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of ripe lemon, spring flowers and salty oystershells. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and tangy, with good depth and tension at the core, concluding with a bright, tensile finish. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Beauroy Domaine Laurent Tribut

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Beauroy Domaine Laurent Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 12

The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy exhibits notes of green apple, almond paste, grapefruit and lemon. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, chalky and succulent, with lovely cut and back-end grip. It'sThe 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy exhibits notes of green apple, almond paste, grapefruit and lemon. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, chalky and succulent, with lovely cut and back-end grip. It's more delicate in style than the Côte de Léchet but similarly qualitatively promising. Rating: 91-93 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS Domaine Laurent Tribut

2017 CHABLIS Domaine Laurent Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 12

Very flinty lemons and piercing citrus fruit here. Plenty of richness and power with refined essence-like citrus punch. A long finish. Very dry and even. Drink now or hold.Very flinty lemons and piercing citrus fruit here. Plenty of richness and power with refined essence-like citrus punch. A long finish. Very dry and even. Drink now or hold. Rating: 92-93 James Suckling, www.jamessuckling.com(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Montmains Domaine Laurent Tribut

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Montmains Domaine Laurent Tribut

75cl bottles, case of 12

The deepest and most reserved of Tribut's wines, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains unfurls in the glass with notes of struck match, lemon oil, white flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, it'sThe deepest and most reserved of Tribut's wines, the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montmains unfurls in the glass with notes of struck match, lemon oil, white flowers and crushed chalk. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, blocky and concentrated, with excellent tension and cut, built around a tangy line of acidity that lends terrific drive to the finish. It will need the most time in bottle. Rating: 92-94 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

The Beaune-based merchant Joseph Drouhin has restyled its Chablis Domaine 'Domaine Drouhin-Vaudon' to emphasise its ties with and holdings in (38 hectares) the Chablis vineyard. The Moulin de Vaudon, an 18th Century watermill straddling the Serein River, close to the Grand Cru vineyards of Chablis, is the headquarters and the source of the name. It is the largest estate in Chablis entirely farmed biodynamically.
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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Drouhin Vaudon

75cl bottles, case of 6

The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru has a refined and harmonious bouquet with light peach skin and pressed white flower aromas, the mineral scents emerging with time. The palate is well balanced withThe 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru has a refined and harmonious bouquet with light peach skin and pressed white flower aromas, the mineral scents emerging with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, nicely focused with a touch of white pepper enlivening the finish. Very fine. Drinking range: 2020 - 2035 Rating: 91-93 Neal Martin, vinous.com(Aug 2018)

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Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

Vincent Dauvissat remains one of the (if not the) leading lights of Chablis, and his wines are always in high demand and limited volume. Single-minded determination in the vineyard, followed by very subtle use of old oak barrels as part of a long élevage, produce some of Chablis' most age-worthy and fascinating wines. The tasting in Vincent's cellar of his 2013's was one of the highlights of a recent trip. Every wine from his Petit Chablis all the way up through his village, Premier Cru and finally Grand Cru displayed incredible weight, finesse and complexity. These are wines that will start to drink in the next couple of years for the lesser wines and in the medium term for the Premier Cru & Grand Cru, but these wines have great ageing ability.
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2017 CHABLIS Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

2017 CHABLIS Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

75cl bottles, case of 6

Aromas of citrus oil, white peach, spring flowers and oystershell introduce the 2017 Chablis Villages, a deep, medium to full-bodied wine with a taut, concentrated core, underpinned by a racy line ofAromas of citrus oil, white peach, spring flowers and oystershell introduce the 2017 Chablis Villages, a deep, medium to full-bodied wine with a taut, concentrated core, underpinned by a racy line of acidity. Long and chalky on the finish, like its Petit Chablis sibling, it's as good a representation of the appellation as it's possible to find. Rating: 90-92 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Séchet Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Séchet Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

75cl bottles, case of 6

An impressively broad-ranging nose offers up notes of mineral reduction, wet chalk, sea breeze, citrus and dried apple. There is good richness yet pretty good refinement to the generouslyAn impressively broad-ranging nose offers up notes of mineral reduction, wet chalk, sea breeze, citrus and dried apple. There is good richness yet pretty good refinement to the generously proportioned flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the beautifully persistent finish. This too is very good and should also age effortlessly. 2024+ Rating: 90-93 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Forest Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Forest Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

75cl bottles, case of 6

This is aromatically cooler than the Vaillons with its airy combination of algae, lemon rind and wet stone where the latter element can also be found on the sleek, intense and energetic middle weightThis is aromatically cooler than the Vaillons with its airy combination of algae, lemon rind and wet stone where the latter element can also be found on the sleek, intense and energetic middle weight plus flavors that are a bit finer than usual, all wrapped in a bone dry and aggressively mineral-driven finale. A classic La Forest that is clearly built-to-age. 2027+ Rating: 91-94 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Preuses Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

75cl bottles, case of 6

The 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses promises to be one of the wines of the vintage, unfurling in the glass with notes of wet stones, oystershell, peach pit, honeycomb and white flowers. On theThe 2017 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses promises to be one of the wines of the vintage, unfurling in the glass with notes of wet stones, oystershell, peach pit, honeycomb and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, ample and multidimensional, with a satiny attack and a deep, concentrated core, concluding with a long and searingly mineral finish. Tasting like the essence of rocks, it already stands out for its completeness and elegance. Rating: 95-97 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Aug 2018)

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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Les Clos Domaine Vincent Dauvissat

75cl bottles, case of 6

(from 7 different parcels of 50+ year old vines that total 1.7 ha). I often prefer Dauvissat’s Preuses to his Les Clos but at this very early point, it appears that the Les Clos has the barest of(from 7 different parcels of 50+ year old vines that total 1.7 ha). I often prefer Dauvissat’s Preuses to his Les Clos but at this very early point, it appears that the Les Clos has the barest of edges though that of course may very well change with bottle age. The nose makes clear that it could be from nowhere else but Chablis with its cool array of iodine, oyster shell, mineral reduction and sea breeze whiffs that are punctuated by floral, citrus and pear scents. The ultra-sleek and almost painfully intense mineral-inflected big-bodied flavors possess first-rate power and punch before culminating in a sappy, hugely long and super-saline finish. Magnificent but note well that at least some patience required. 2029+ Rating: 93-95 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com(Oct 2018)

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Maison des Hâtes

Pierrick Laroche is a charming young man and a very talented winemaker. He owns 12 Hectares of Chablis vineyards and a complete Hectare of 1er Cru 'Fourchaume L'Homme Mort'. With recent short harvests year on year caused by the terrible run of luck with the weather, Pierrick has started buying in fruit to bulk out what he has - and to keep the cellar full. As with all his wines, these Hates wines are all about freshness and precision. In 2016, he has again picked earlier than some of his neighbours and so captured beautiful acidity and brightness of fruit - he then loves giving the wine a long élevage in tank to build texture and weight and complexity. He is not averse to using oak - but it is done at a very minimal level with these 2 'Negoce' wines having less than 25% oak ageing. The results are super, bright, elegant wines but with a real shape and feel - classical, but interesting Chablis.
2017 CHABLIS 1er Cru Beauroy Maison des Hâtes

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2017 CHABLIS Grand Cru Bougros Maison des Hâtes

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