2010 Domaine Pinson, Chablis “Montmain” Premier Cru White Burgundy, France.
This classic Domaine makes wonderful old school Chablis that are loaded with rustic charm and character, and this beautiful Montmain is a winner from a fantastic vintage. The 2010 Pinson Montmain shows vibrant acidity and is filled with mineral essences leading with a nose of white flowers and chalk like rocky tones that turn steely on the palate with bright lime, green apple and hints of hazelnut, smoke and white peach. The 2010 Montmain saw about 9 months in oak, but you would not know that, such is the subtle expression that is in evidence, and over all the tension and thrust of this serious wine shines throughout. The finish is long with vivid lemon and wet stones with that steely crispness, giving me reason to believe this Chablis has some good aging potential and should gain with a bit of cellar time. Domaine Pinson has a rabid following in the UK and get huge praise in their wine press, including Decanter, but are a sleeper here in the States, offering a great value when you can find them. Imported by Charles Neal in San Francisco.
($36 Est.) 92+ Points, grapelive

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