Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2004, Verget
Tasted at the Athenaeum during Peter and Louise's wedding breakfast, this Chablis had a marvellous thick yellow, gold-tinged colour. The aromas were immediately open - quite unlike the usual netural nose of young Chablis - offering tangerine, lemon and peach. This powerful nose expressed the concentration of the juice from the vieilles vignes. The aromas quickly evolved to more buttery and biscuity scents suggesting the wine had been aged in oak with a small proportion in new oak. On the palate this was an impressively thick wine closer to a Meursault style than a typical steely and elegant Chablis. A perfect match for the scallops that it was served with this impressively atypical Chablis 1er Cru would also taste well with lobster thermidor or sole meuniere. An excellent white wine to start a marriage with. Bravo! More info from Verget.
Addendum. According to the Verget website the vines are 68 years old; 100% of the wine is aged in oak barrels of which 12% are new oak.ReplyDelete