Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Winecology: Domaine Boudin - Chablis Premier Cru - “Fourchaume” - 2002 Burgundy

I really liked this white Burgundy from what I understand to be a classic French vineyard. Rosemary George in the Wines of Chablis writes, "Most of the wines from this fascinating estate reflect the personality of their maker, elusive and full of character. This is a star domaine." I think its a great buy for the quality and Chablis experience - which I've found to be distinct from California chardonnay.

The wine's color was dark straw and almost gold. The nose was clean with distinct pear aromas. Minerals and some citrus notes added to the complexity. On the palette it was full and abundant. This is definitely a dry wine - but the acidity was nicely balanced by nuanced sweetness. Flavors of tree fruits like pear and granny smith apple presented themselves initially. I also picked up toasty notes (from oak aging) and mineral freshness. The finish was of solid length and added some honey.

Rating - 9.0 out of 10
Price - $17