2011BrocardVaudeVey2011 Jean Marc Brocard, Chablis Vau de Vey Premier Cru, White Burgundy, France.
Jean Marc Brocard’s wines are filled with intensity and class, pure expressions of terroir and personality, humble and elegant. It was a great pleasure to meet the man and taste the wines recently, his clear vision and the focus of the Chablis he crafts are near perfection and his wines are a great value for the quality on offer, especially the Premier Cru Vau de Vey, even in the less regarded vintage of 2011 this is a wine of stylish charm and interest with dimension and vigor. While 2011 doesn’t have the spine of the 2010 it still delivers good acidity and fresh detail and the added concentration is never heavy or out of place here in this lovely wine. The Vau de Vey could easily pass for a Chassagne in this year, but still uniquely Chablis like with lime flowers, steely mineral and zesty green apple and lemon fruits leading the way. The palate has refined roundness and expands in the mouth with hints of peach, chalk and saline notes adding to the aforementioned fruits. Finishing crisp with hints of hazelnut, key lime and river stones, this is a classy organic, woodless Chablis for near term enjoyment.
($36 Est.) 92-93 Points, grapelive

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