CHABLIS

2019 1er Cru Homme Mort Domaine Adhémar et Francis Boudin

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Chablis
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 12.5%
Vineyard Homme Mort

Rich aroma that is both full of fresh citrusy fruit, a hint of tilleul/lime leaf, and a suggestion of creamy/mealy oak, though this may just be the lees – I don't have any information about the winemaking. On the palate, pure, intense and clean-cut even though it is broader than the Fourchaume. Quite rich but still very fresh. As with the Fourchaume there's a sour freshness on the finish. Should develop well in the bottle. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)

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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, 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.

Adhémar was the first to bottle the macabrely-named 'Homme Mort' Premier Cru separately, (it is usually sold as part of la Fourchaume) after a geologist confirmed his belief that it closely resembled the soil structure and exposition of the Grands Crus. The name is as a result of the discovery, when the vines were originally planted, of the body thought to be that of an English soldier from the Hundred Years’ War.

Francis Boudin, now aided by the next generation, his daughters Angélique and Virginie, as well as Angélique's husband, continues to make wines that are, for Chablis, rich and yellow gold, fatly concentrated, unoaked and pure, with a mildly buttery edge rounding out that minerally, stony ethereal Chablis character. These are wines which can be consumed with enormous pleasure in their first year after the harvest, or kept (even the simple Chablis) for several years.

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