Sunday, April 29, 2012

2007 Chablis

I was scanning the cellar list the other day decided it was time to drink a bottle of the 2007 basic Chablis that were listed.  It is four plus years out from the vintage and drinking one should be a good test of their progress.  The one I chose was from Vincent Mothe.

Beautiful light golden color with a touch of green on the edges,  Great nose of minerals, apples, lemon zest and some pear.  After a little bit of swirling there was a hint of talc in the nose.  Crisp, tart, refreshing mouth feel, and that was followed by great flavors of apple and citrus.  Medium body with good length to the finish.  I don't know for certain, but for a basic Chablis from an affordable producer I believe this wine is as good as it will get.   There is one more in the cellar and I wouldn't be surprised if it made an appearance at next months lobster festival.

Dinner was a piece of Alaskan Rockfish oven poached in butter and tomatoes.  Great taste to the fish but the meat was on the tougher side.  Very good with the wine.

12.5% alcohol and $18

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