Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 Domaine Francine et Olivier Savary Chablis Vieilles Vignes, White Burgundy, France.
This brilliant and fresh old vine Chardonnay is pure and terroir driven, it could be nothing other than Chablis with lime flower, citrus and green apple with chalky minerals and river stones. I’m a huge fan of Savary and this V.V. bottling, sometimes it outshines the Premier Crus and I even gushed that I thought the 2007 was Raveneau like. This 2010 may not quite rival the 2007, but surely it gets close and I think with a bit of time in the bottle it will get better still. The nose is steely with liquid minerals and orange blossom leading to the brisk citrus laced palate that leans to the lime side of the spectrum with a touch of lemon and hazelnut before filling out with green apple notes. This very vibrant and tangy Chablis ends with lots of vigor and zing, and mouth coating minerallity. This is a wonderfully crisp Chardonnay that dazzles with acidity and charm, making for a dynamic wine of style and verve. Look for this wine to hit the shelves soon, but don’t wait long as like all Kermit Lynch Burgundy, they go fast!
($28 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive