2014 Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis "Domaine Sainte Claire"
Ripe lemon and apple crumble with a real sense of minerality. A bright and energetic palate with fine fruit persistence and weight and an overlaying mineral presence. An elegant and accomplished wine.
#47 Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2015!! A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. Drink now through 2020.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
This was initially backward and required a bit of swirling to open the nose to reveal a softly fruit array of aromas that carry ample Chablis character. There is good energy to the saline and citrus-infused middle weight flavors that terminate in a notably dry but not austere finish. Note that this should mature relatively quickly.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis les Domaine Sainte Claire has a slight reduction on the nose that is quite pleasant and still allows the chalky scents to filter through. The palate is well balanced with fresh lime and quince on the entry, a nice edginess here with a punchy, spicy finish that yells "seafood!" Partner with some fruits de mer and you'll be onto a winner. (NM)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(organically made; from three parcels; recently bottled): Light yellow. Deeply pitched nectarine and peach on the nose, with hints of flowers and marzipan. Fatter and broader in the mouth, showing more texture and fruit than the basic Chablis bottling but could still use greater clarity and cut. More volume and salinity here. (ST)
Named after the church just next to the Brocard winery, this is a fresh, crisp and intensely fruity wine. Pure apples and lemons, lively and fragrant, just shine here. It’s a wine to drink now, or to age a few months.