There were four white wines at the Crustacean Celebration on Saturday, three based on Chardonnay and one on Sauvignon Blanc. In reality there was only one wine since the 2006 Domaine and Selection Chablis Grand Cru, Les Preuses, by Clotilde Davenne made the other three seem common. Without reservation this was the best white wine I've had in several years. There was restrained fruit, bursting minerality, tremendous body, almost perfect acidity, balance, a long lasting finish and a sense of class and elegance that is hard to find. The acidity and the minerality took hold of the lobster and caressed it, One didn't need anything else during the evening but to sit outside on a cool, beautiful evening and eat small bites of fresh lobster and sip this wine.
The wine was six plus years old so the youthful impertinence I sometimes get from Chablis was gone and in its place was an evolving, sleek product that made me perfectly happy. Just beautiful.
2006 Domaine and Selection Chablis Grand Cru, Les Preuses, by Clotilde Davenne. 13% alcohol and $85.