2010 Domaine Costal, Chablis “Les Truffieres” White Burgundy.
The secret is out, this amazing Chablis is a joint project from Kermit Lynch and the famed Bernard Raveneau (Domaine Raveneau, as in one of the great Chablis producers of all time, yup that Raveneau) and the Collet’s Gilles and Romain from a vineyard that was planted in 1932. This all organic single vineyard site produces a lovely terroir driven wine of which only 750 cases are made, all crafted under the direction of Raveneau. The 2009 and 2010 vintages have been brought in, and to be honest it is hard to pick between the two, but I opted for the 2010 as it was showing a bit more force and drive, though as ratings go I would say they are pretty close, both are stunning wines. The 2010 Domaine Costal is clear, mineral edgy and chalky brisk with lime, lemon and tangy green apple. This steely wine goes further with wet river stones, a touch of saline and citrus blossoms with just a hint of nuttiness. This is a vibrant and charming Chablis that drinks as pure as can be, make sure you grab this wine when you can find it.
($25 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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