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Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate
Region: Chablis, France
Other Info: Screw Cap Wines
Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
Item no. 124054
Bright yellow/green color with subtle notes of white blossom. Good balance of ripe white fruit and lively acidity. Exceptionally long finish with vibrant minerality and an elegant and long-lasting finish.
2009 is a vintage to remember with a generous amount of sunny days throughout the vegetative cycle and the ripening season which paved the way for an early harvest in September. The contrast of sunny days and cool nights resulted in ripe grapes with good freshness and an excellent aromatic synthesis. 2009 is a fruity, complex, balanced and harmonious vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade.
Intensely perfumed, this supremely ripe wine has kept all the dense structure of the Les Clos vineyard. Here is an impressive mix of tight structure, ripe pear and citrus, layered with toast and great juicy acidity. Cellar Selection.
Bright yellow. Mineral-driven aromas of crushed stone, menthol, lavender and violet. Penetrating, ripe and chewy but drier then the Blanchots Reserve de l'Obedience, hinting at yellow peach and pineapple. Very firmly built and a bit tannic, even abrupt, on the back end. Quite unforthcoming today. This southwest-facing site experienced more hydric stress in 2009 than the Blanchots owing to the lower clay content of the soil.
I find less to get excited about in the 2009 Chablis Les Clos. Like the Blanchots, the Clos is a wine built mostly on fruit rather than structure or minerality. The 40% French oak is very nicely integrated, but the refinement and silkiness typical of the best wines from this site remain elusive.