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2005 La Chablisienne Chablis Les Clos

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

Brisk, with an overall lemon note accented by apple, pear and mineral flavors. In fact this is very flinty, with fine energy and sophistication. There's a slight hint of vanilla on the long aftertaste.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Chablis, Les Clos

Les Clos is a 61-acre Grand Cru vineyard in the appellation of Chablis, at the northwestern tip of Burgundy. With rocky soil, good drainage, and a southerly orientation, the vineyard is generally the most acclaimed of the Chablis Grand Crus. The principal landholders are Fevre with 10.38 acres; J. Moreau, with 9.01 acres; and C. Moreau, with 9 acres. Other notable producers with parcels in Les Clos are Francois Raveneau, Louis Pinson, Joseph Drouhin and Rene Dauvissat. Like all the Chablis vineyards, it is planted exclusively to Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay, Chablis Grand Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.