J. Moreau Chablis 1er Cru ‘Fourchaume’ 1983

Chardonnay from France - Burgandy
Review Date : 25-Feb-2013
From a hot vintage. 13.0% alc. Bright and brilliant, light golden colour, pale on rim. The bouquet is fine in proportion, just hint of nutty oxidation, the flint and minerals quite faded, but with a pristine cleanliness and intensity, developing a fine complexing and layered toast and nutty nose. Dry and sleek in mouthfeel with racy, elegant acidity the feature. The concentration of fine wet stones and stonefruit flavours build to show some phenolic texture. The fruit has dried a little, but the acidity enlivens the residual fruit and provides wonderful drive. Very refined layers of toastiness show, and combine with the nutty elements. This has superb tension which is the feature of the palate. A subtle creaminess to the acidity is reminiscent of old German Riesling. This is remarkably alive and clearly Chablis in mouthfeel. 19.0-/20 Feb 2012

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