Saturday, August 06, 2011
2007 Domaine Pommier CHABLIS 1er CRU COTES DE LECHET (Northern Burgundy, France)
Stunning color: luminous and crystal clear medium dark gold, with a nice greenish glint. The nose changed substantially over three nights (closed each night with a Vacu-Vin closure), which indicates to me that it can age and improve a few more years at least. Closed and showing a sharply talc-y/minerally initially, by the third night it offered up really nice toasty, talc/chalk scents over intense pear and ripe apple fruit. Bracingly bone dry, with medium light body and great, mouthwatering acids. Intense sea shell/minerally-tinged green apple and lime fruit, along with light clear chicken broth, in the mouth. Razor sharp, pure, stony/lemony finish. A challenging wine to drink, but fascinating if you like the more austere versions of the Chablis style of Chardonnay. B+. Imported by Robert Kacher, I got this for around $26 at Spec's on Smith several months ago.