Grapelive: Wine of the Day July 27, 2016

2014Pinson2014 Domaine Pinson, Chablis, White Burgundy, France.
The 2014 Pinson Chablis AC is brilliant and shinning with vibrancy and racy style with some rustic austerity and laser like sharp detail. This Chardonnay is like drinking steely liquid rock! The 2014 Pinson gleams cool and with a hint of greenish intensity in the glass with flinty mineral spice, light green apple, wet shale, chalk and forceful lemony citrus with subtle white flowers, lime and clove. This zesty and tangy crisp Chablis is severely dry, earthy and brisk, almost dusty with lovely terroir purity and class, it may lack for outright fruit character and depth, but this lean white is vivid and expressive in it’s own way with refreshing vitality and it turns on the charm with cuisine, raw fish, oysters, mussels and soft cheeses especially. I enjoyed it with gusto just sipping on the warm evening I was presented with, this is a fine and focused effort, I don’t know why Pinson kind of gets forgotten at times, these Chablis are beautiful and classic, and though the Premier Crus offer more density and richness, this basic Chablis is hard to pass up, it does what it’s supposed to do and more.
($26 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive