Chablis Grand Cru "Les Preuses" 2009, La Chablisienne
Most of you know that La Chablisienne is the wooly mammoth of the Chablis producers -- the cave cooperative supplied by many small vignerons. It has been several years since I tried a wine from this producer in part due to my snobbishness about non-family owned domaines. Not wishing to be complimented by my own prejudices, but this 2009, which I thought should be very rich and giving due to the ripeness of the vintage, is a disappointment. Not much at all on the nose (flint stones, limestone) is followed by a decent concentration on the palate, citrus dominated, some wax on the finish with a chalky end. A grand cru should always wow, enthuse or bamboozle. This is not an exciting wine. Scores 14/30 for a Chablis Grand Cru. A decent companion to my Ottolenghi seafood, monkfish and fennel soup.