2011 Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis "Sainte Claire"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This is a bit riper with aromas of yellow orchard fruit, white flowers and a hint of sea breeze. There is good vibrancy to the rich, delicious and attractively textured flavors that terminate in a clean and dry finish. Like the Petit Chablis, this is not particularly complex but again, the delivery is frank and there is ample Chablis character. Drink 2014+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, pale, green-tinged yellow. Sexy aromas of mandarin orange, wild herbs and saline, oyster-shell minerality, plus a suggestion of brioche. Supple and broad on entry, then less sweet and showy in the middle than the village offering under the Domaine Sainte-Claire label. But this has more eclat and finishes with very good mineral-driven energy, along with an intriguing gingery nuance. A good example of biodynamically farmed vines that ripened nicely in 2011 without losing snap.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Lemon, white flowers and crushed rocks are layered together nicely in the 2011 Chablis Domaine Sainte Claire. Tasted from tank, the 2011 possesses gorgeous vibrancy and brightness to match an energetic, polished, promising personality. Anticipated maturity: 2013+.