Etienne Boileau, 1er Cru Chablis

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Etienne Boileau, 1er Cru Chablis

Premier Cru Chablis | Not To Be Missed!
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This is a stunning Vaillons Premier Cru Chablis from Etienne Boileau. We don't say that lightly. For years we have swished and swirled in search of a Chablis that could rival Christian Moreau and William Fevre. We have finally found one!

It's crisp; it's elegant; it's textured; it has just the right amount of fruit; it has just the right amount of acidity; there is a delicious hint of saline; and, there are a handful already in my refrigerator!

With a sense of urgency, we snatched up as much as we could - as should you. If you are a Burgundy fan, you should know that supply of the highly acclaimed and "classic" 2014 Burgundies is coming to an end. Not to mention, the upcoming 2016 vintage was apocalyptic (hail and rain), which means there will be a shortage of good white Burgundies in the upcoming months.

This Vaillons vineyard of Chablis, once under the ocean, is loaded with crushed sea and fossil shells, and limestone. It shows! The wine imparts wonderful wet stone, white flowers and a hint of lemon and lime on the nose. An elegant Chablis with a creamy, saline texture on the palate. White peach, young pear, and apple impart great acidity. A real sense of lift is given to the lasting finish. A great vintage. Enjoy!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93 /100

Crushed stone, white flowers and a hint of lemon and lime on the nose. An elegant Chablis with a creamy, saline texture on the palate. White peach, young pear, and apple impart great acidity a real sense of lift to the lasting finish. A great vintage.

THE WINE ADVOCATE

91 / 100

"The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons has an attractive apricot blossom and slate-scented bouquet that opens beautifully in the glass. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, admirable depth and with layers of finely tuned citrus fruit mixed with walnut and smoke on the finish. This is a fine addition to the canon of superb 2014s."


Product Details


Producer: Etienne Boileau

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Chablis

Varietal: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2014

Size: 750ml

Code: W6173