Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots 2012

Patrick Piuze

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots 2012

Chardonnay 100%
weiß, trocken
12,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2014–2027
Verpackt in: 12er
frische Säure
voll & rund
Lobenberg: 94–95/100
John Gilman: 92/100
Parker: 91-92+/100
Frankreich, Burgund, Chablis
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots 2012


Lobenberg: Ganz viel Terroirnoten, Akazienhonig, Bienenwachs und wieder Holunder mit einer Spur Flieder. Wirkt schon in der Nase wie eine betörende Mischung aus Hermitage und Mersault, dabei hat er noch diese tolle Finesse des Chablis. Am Gaumen ist er dann reich und voll. Etwas Weiches umgibt seinen vibrierenden Chardonnay-Kern. Trotzdem ist er frisch und saftig. Neben der typischen Zitrone und dem für Piuze ultratypischen Holunder schwingen vor allem noch Kamille, aber auch rauchige Noten mit. Im Abgang dominieren dann doch noch Zitrusnoten, die aber von einem feinen Karamellton unterlegt sind. Ein toller burgundischer Wein mit nur geringem Holzeinfluss. Dekantieren ist ratsam! Muss man probiert haben, vor allem wenn man sonst keine Chablis mag. 94-95/100

Katalog über: Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots

-- Katalog: -- Parker: Tasted assembled from barrel, Piuze’s 2012 Chablis Vaillons Les Minots originates with largely old, millerandage-prone vines in high-elevation yet heat-trapping Les Melinots, resulting in what he terms “the most fresh-fruit-driven wine we have.” If that description is not intended to preclude one’s needing to resort to mineral descriptors in a tasting note, then I am in agreement! This bottling, adds Piuze, tends toward higher acidity as well as alcohol than other wines in this cellar. A gorgeous nose combines lemon and purple plum with intimations of nettle, salt, chalk, ash and iodine, all of which reconvene on a bright, firm palate for a pungent, ultra-invigorating, minerally-complex impression that lasts and lasts. Piquant suggestions of fruit pit encourage a sense of austerity in this wine likely to behave robustly through 2018 and to soften its demeanor at least a bit along the way. 91-92+/100

Internet über: Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots

-- Internet: -- JG: The seventy-plus year-old vines in this section of Vaillons that Patrick Piuze had farmed here were replanted after the 2011 vintage, as they were now so old and feeble that they were not economically viable for the producer. Consequently, the 2012 version is not quite as rock solid as the core as it was in the past, but it is still an excellent wine and some of the lost intensity that was brought to this cuvée has been compensated for by the low yields of the vintage. This is the warmest section of Vaillons, so the wine is quite succulent and wide open out of the blocks in 2012, offering up a superb bouquet of lemon, orange, a complex, chalky base of soil, citrus zest and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite juicy on the attack, with a fine core, crisp acids and excellent length and grip on the focused and superb finish. This is a forward and outstanding example of the vintage. 92/100 -- BH: There is also a touch of lactic character here as well though in this case it is markedly less pronounced and it does not extend to the palate. There is good cut and fine detail to the energetic middle weight flavors that possess a touch of minerality on the lemon and saline-infused finish. My predicted range obviously offers the benefit of the doubt that this will clean up. 88-91/100 -- Galloni: Honey, almonds and nectarine all flesh out in the 2012 Chablis Vaillons Minots. The style is rich, seamless and layered, with plenty of mid-palate pliancy, no hard edges and terrific overall balance. A deeply expressive, perfumed finish rounds things out nicely. 88-91/100

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Patrick Piuze

Patrick Piuze hat sich seit dem Jahrgang 2010 dauerhaft neben Raveneau und Dauvissat als weiterer Spitzenwinzer in Chablis etabliert. Ihm wurde das Weinmachen jedoch nicht in die Wiege gelegt. Seine ersten Erfahrungen mit Wein machte er, als er in jungen Jahren im Skiurlaub Marc Chapoutier traf. Das...

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons - Les Minots