Thursday, July 18, 2013

2011 Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons, France

Chablis is locater in a Burgundy, France and has a cool climate and soil rich in minerals such as chalk and limestone.  The chalk and the limestone in the soil help to promote the intense acidity often found in a Chablis.  For those who enjoy a good Chardonnay, a Chablis is a fine choice.  And for the more discerning taste, one from the Premier Cru Vaillons region is particularly enjoyable.

I tasted a 2011 Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis Premier Cru from Vaillons.  The wine was a vibrant yellow-gold color and translucent.  In the nose I could smell honeysuckle, honey, nectar, grass, and just a touch of apricots.  The wine had a medium acidity, a light to medium body and was incredibly well balanced.  It also had a long finish with a taste of oak at the end.  The oak taste was not overpowering but added a noteworthy nuance to the wine.

This is a wine that is so pleasant for sipping it makes one thirsty for more.  Such a wine is perfect with oysters on the half shell or a poached fish.  A summertime delight indeed!

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