2010 Château de Maligny/Domaine de l'Églantière Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume"
Allen Meadows - Burghound
*Outstanding!* Admirably there is plenty of Chablis character to the airy and cool nose of mineral reduction, iodine and sea breeze aromas. There is good energy and precision to the moderately dry and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess just enough mid-palate fat to avoid austerity on the persistent finish. This is really quite good
Sometimes the mistakes that a small winery make can benefit us all. We got a plea from an importer that the wine he had ordered had been mislabeled. He had ordered Chateau de Maligny, and the wine showed up as boxes of wine labeled "Domaine de l'Eglantiere" This is a second name also used by the same winery. Of course the wine in the bottles is exactly identical, but the winery has two labels it uses. His market was for the Château de Maligny, not for the Églantière. So we made a terrific deal on these cases, and are passing the compelling price on to you. But the story gets even odder. When we received these cases, all were marked "Domaine de l'Eglantiere" on the outside of the boxes. But the wine inside had labels that were a mix, with most of them labeled as Chateau de Maligny. So I can't promise whether the bottle we pull for you will have one label or the other. But I can promise that, with either label on the outside, the crisp Premier Cru Chablis inside will be rich and delicious, with floral notes on the nose and drive and richness on the palate. And at the finish, that oyster shell and minerality that is the hallmark of Chablis will ring through. And all at as special price, thanks to labeling confusion at the estate.. It's easy to see why Burghound reviews this wine as "Domaine Jean Durup Père et Fils/Château de Maligny/Domaine de L'Églantière Chablis Fourchaume 1er" (Keith Wollenberg, K&L Burgundy Buyer, 12/12)