Tuesday, June 19, 2012

J. Moreau & Fils 2005 Chablis

June Wine Selections 002

In the not too distant past, Chablis had a bad name in America. Chablis was a generic term loosely and inappropriately used by some U.S. wine producers for inferior “jug” wines.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. Chablis is an appellation in the Burgundy region of France known for its spectacular Chardonnay. Unlike the buttery, oaky Chardonnays of California, these are fermented in stainless steel and are light and very dry.

Green Dragon is not a Chardonnay fan, mostly because of the oak aging. So I thought we’d go French and see if this was more pleasing to her palate.

The color was pale gold and the bouquet was clean and slightly fruity. On the palate this was mineral driven with a crisp light body. The flavors were mostly subdued grapefruit and citrus peel.

This wine didn’t paint a masterpiece. I would consider this enjoyable but unremarkable. This wine was slightly past its drinking prime and perhaps that is why it lost its spark. It cost a paltry $12 and, unfortunately, I got what I paid for.

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Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 2.5 of 5

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