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Chablis “Les Pargues” ♥
Villages White 750 ml
Tasted: Oct 15, 2018
Outstanding Top value
Note: 100% stainless; bottled under both screwcap and natural cork depending on the importer’s choice
Producer note: François Servin, along with his export manager Mark Cameron, direct the operations of this 32 ha domaine. Cameron’s take on the 2017 vintage was that “despite being hit yet again by frost, the growing season was markedly more clement than what we experienced in 2016. Volumes, while still off some 30%, were significantly better than the -70% we realized the prior year. The rest of the growing season actually treated us pretty well as there were no major problems though I confess we were nervous as hail is always a concern. We chose to mobilize our picking crew and began the harvest on the 4th. The fruit was pretty much spotless with good technical figures in terms of sugars and acidities. As to the wines, I really quite like them as they don’t drink like an early harvest vintage the way for example the 2015s do. They offer plenty of classic Chablis typicity with ample soil tones and minerality. I would describe 2017 as a very good if not genuinely great vintage that should drink well early and with mid-term cellaring.” (Weygandt-Metzler, www.weygandtmetzler.com, PA, USA; Laithwaites Wine Merchants, www.laithwaites.co.uk and Majestic Wine Warehouses, www.majestic.co.uk, both UK).
Tasting note: A slightly riper nose reflects notes of pear, apple, iodine and more prominent mineral reduction character. There is first-rate punch and intensity to the solidly concentrated medium-bodied flavors that are shaped by bracing citrus-tinged acidity on the delicious, highly complex and lingering finish. This is an excellent Chablis villages and recommended.