Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains" 2006, Laurent Tribut

Montmains is one of the classic premier cru vineyards - a benchmark for producers to prove their Chablis credentials. This Montmains from Laurent Tribut, a small producer, has notes of lime and mineral evoking thoughts of ammonites and wafts of sea spray over barnacle-encrusted rocks. On the palate citrus, thick, some spice, seems heavy without the normal acidity backbone but will certainly be interesting in 2 years time. Needs to be aged. Tasted at the Justerini & Brooks annual Burgundy tasting.

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