Chablis Premier Cru Les Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes
A notably ripe nose exhibits a whiff of exotic fruit while displaying enough Chablis typicity to be persuasive. The sleek, intense and appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors are not as dense as what I'm used to seeing, all wrapped in a delicious if not especially complex finale. This is prettier than it is deep though I do like the clean, dry and focused finale.
The 2017 Chablis Les Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru captures all of the signatures that make the Laroche wines so compelling. Rich, complex and multi-dimensional, the 2017 opens up beautifully in the glass. Lemon confit, dried flowers, mint, apricot and light tropical notes infuse the 2017 with striking character as well as nuance. There is so much going on here.
The Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Les Fourchaumes Vieilles Vignes is a dramatic, powerful wine that offers up aromas of yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, white flowers, nectarines and oyster shells. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with a generous, impactful attack, though it falls a little short on the finish.