2013 Domaine André & Mireille Tissot Chardonnay "Les Graviers" Arbois Blanc

SKU #1241548 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Arbois Chardonnay les Graviers is a Chardonnay selection from chalky soils. Chalk behaved quite well in a rainy vintage like 2013. There is a combination of yeasty and wet chalk aromas; it is elegant, serious and with depth. This is all old vines. It is a serious wine with plenty of lees and soil reminiscences. The texture is different, finer here, more elegant and there’s an electric feeling to this. This is a great Chardonnay. (LG)  (10/2015)

92 points Vinous

 Bright yellow. Nutty aromas of lemon zest, honeysuckle and jasmine. A touch overripe due to the small crop, this Chardonnay is sweet and tactile, with just enough acidity to lift its white peach and saline flavors. Les Gravières is not from gravelly soils as the name suggests but is a selection from chalky sites. Tissot says the 2013 did not turn out as he wanted, but I’d drink this any day. Finishes with a subtly long, slightly dusty aftertaste. Drink:2015-2023 (JP)  (4/2015)

90 points Wine Spectator

 An alluring, traditional style, with a whiff of walnut giving way to singed brioche, bitter citrus oil and creamed yellow apple fruit. The long finish has a quinine thread underneath and a salted butter echo in the background. Chardonnay. Drink now through 2021. 190 cases made. (JM) Web Only-2015

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Chardonnay

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France

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Savoie/Jura

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5
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