Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots
The 2016 Chablis Les Blanchots Grand Cru is matured 95% in oak whereas previously Laroche used more stainless steel. It has a well defined bouquet with scents of citrus fruit, almond, smoke and desiccated orange peel. The palate is well balanced with a lively opening, quite saline in the mouth with a tightly-coiled, spicy finish that lingers. This Blanchots shows good potential.
The Wine Advocate
The 2016 Chablis Grand Cru Les Blanchots is a success, unfurling in the glass with a youthfully reserved bouquet of buttered green apples, lemon oil, white flowers and chalky soil tones. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with good concentration and depth in its pure, understated style, concluding with a tense, stony finish.
Kimmeridgian, a mixture of clay, chalk and oyster shells, is one of the most advantageous soil compositions for Chardonnay on the planet, it’s also the soil this grape was born in. The Grand Cru designation for Burgundy represents the best sites and in Chablis, where oak is most often used only for partial barrel fermentation...