Billaud-Simon Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesir 2011
Appearance: Pale yellow cloak with green reflection, brilliant and clear. The appearance of youth. Palate: Roundness, richness and volume combine with power to form a dense, compact assembly. Generous mellowness is perfectly offset by crisp, cheerful liveliness. At mid-palate fruit and flower become more exuberant. They are accompanied by resin, fir shoot and spiced mineral. The long, very long finish leaves lingering memories of this rich, powerful pedigree wine. On ageing, a foxy nose with light mushroom notes will develop towards honeyed, toasted hazelnut with hints of mineral. Most certainly deserves waiting 5 or 6 years. The nose: Power and volume; ripe fruit, pippin apple, pear, citrus and hazelnut are immediately pleasing. Emerging menthol and verbena bring forth an exhilarating rich palette enhanced with a generous hint of iodine. Aeration disturbs neither this grace nor this tranquillity. Wine/food harmony: Mousseline of scorpion fish with shrimps - Sautée de foie gras of goose - Poularde de Bresse chicken in its sauce - Guinea-fowl with gammon and sweet peppers - Fromage frais and matured cheeses - Roasted figs with honey - Vanilla ice-cream with coulis of violet..
In a mixed or straight case: $162.44