2012 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru "Cote de Lechet"

SKU #1276562 90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 Once again there is plenty of smoky reduction to the citrus and floral-suffused nose that is so transparent that you can easily sense the minerality. There is excellent intensity to the racy, stony and energetic flavors that are bit finer and more complex and this really shows on the lingering finale.  (10/2015)

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Staff Image By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2016 | Send Email
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From an underrated vintage the 2012 La Chablisienne “Cote de Lechet” 1er Cru is an outstanding value. Loaded with exotic fruits, wet stone, mineral and hints of smoke this long, rich offering displays the best of what Chablis does at under $20 a bottle. Great length, impeccable balance and gorgeous fruit are all hallmarks of this amazing value.
Top Value! Drink from 2016 to 2018

Staff Image By: Ryan Moses | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/28/2016 | Send Email
Chablisienne is the first producer that comes to mind concerning value and pedigree in Chablis. It also falls in alongside names like Billaud-Simon and Fevre as some of the superstars of the last few vintages. This 1er Cru from Cote de Lechet follows in the footsteps of the 2011 that quickly sold out when we offered it early this year. The star here is textural refinement that seems to be the signature of Chablisienne and follows through with superb minerality, acid, and focus. A lot going on here, especially for a 1er cru in a top Burgundy vintage for under $20.

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- It's hard to believe that up until about 30 years ago, this extremely popular varietal hid behind the veil of geographical names like Chablis and Puligny-Montrachet. Now grown all over the world and bottled by its varietal name, Chardonnay has achieved a level of branding unlike any other wine. Surprisingly, though, what you get when you buy Chardonnay can differ greatly from country to country and even within one country, depending on the climate where it's grown and how it is vinified and aged. From fresh, crisp and minerally with apple and lemon notes to rich and buttery with tropical fruit overtones, Chardonnay runs the gamut. In France's Burgundy, Chardonnay is the source of the prized wines of Chablis, Corton-Charlemagne, Mâcon, Meursault and Montrachet. It also the foundation of exceptional Champagne, where it is blended with Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier or vinified on its own into Blanc de Blancs. It is also extremely popular in California, and is gaining popularity in Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and South Africa.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- The region north of the Cote d'Or, famous for its steely dry white wines made from Chardonnay. There are 7 Grands Crus vineyards, and numerous Premier Crus. Unfortunately, the name has been borrowed and badly abused by producers of inferior white wines in the US as well as in Australia. True French Chablis is a delicate, stony, crisp Chardonnay, bearing no resemblance to the anonymous plonk so labeled here.