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Masters of Chablis

“Dating back to 1850 and since 2009 an integral part of the AdVini group, Domaine Laroche is one of the most traditional, ‘purist’ wine houses in Chablis, virtually synonymous with this region, but also one of the most progressive. In the cellar, under Technical Director Grégory Viennois, wines from each of the domaine’s individual plots—including nearly a dozen premier crus and three grand crus—are assigned to an individual ‘tâcheron,’ who sees the wine through to completion and ensures that it is a true expression of its terroir. I recently tasted these highly impressive wines from the 2012 vintage. Kudos to Laroche for bottling under screwcap, which Michel Laroche was the the first in France to initiate, in 2001.”

90 Domaine Laroche 2012 Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaudevey, France 
Elegant and crisp with juicy acidity and racy citrus; fresh, bright and lengthy.

92 Domaine Laroche 2012 Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons Vieilles Vignes, France 
Lush and juicy with tangy acidity and vibrant fruit; silky and fresh with a long, vivid finish.

94 Domaine Laroche 2012 Chablis Premier Cru Les Blanchots, France 
Smooth and juicy with lush, elegant texture and lovely notes of vanilla and crisp acidity; bright and lingering.

96 Domaine Laroche 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, France 
Juicy and fresh with lovely structure and silky texture; rich, vibrant and complex with depth and great finesse; long and exquisite on the finish.

95 Domaine Laroche 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Le Réserve de l’Obédience, France 
Smooth and lush with bright, searing acidity and vivid fruit; rich, elegant and balanced with lovely depth and style.

Anthony Dias Blue, October 2014
Masters of Chablis