Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Maybe I don't actually hate it.
Jean Collet, Chablis, Vieilles Vignes, 2006. (Ignore the fact that the clip art above says 2001.)
You know me, I really dislike Chablis generally. I know that makes me lame and unsophisticated, but alas, you have to call a spade a spade.
This one, however, was another wine from the MW mock tasting last weekend, and I really liked it and you know what? I also identified it correctly! Maybe it was my ego, maybe the wine was actually good, whatever it was it made an impression.
No oak, nice minerality, lots of lemon crispness and a little milky lactic flavor. Chablis always smells like the inside of a cardboard milk carton to me, one that has soured a little. I mean that in the best way.
This is $24.99 at the Wine House.
Off to AOC...