I think Grand Cru level of Chablis always shows a good quality of wine. Not everyone will agree with me (my neighbor always says: “some people like dry bread, others – dry sausage”) but Chablis Grand Cru –especially good old one – is a tasty wine, definitely worthwhile trying. Expensive? Yes, but mostly it is worth its money and you’ll know what you paid for as soon as you taste it.
Les Preuses 2008 has a beautiful deep gold colour, the liquid was quite thick and shiny, such as new gold coin ;) The bouquet was intensive if you compare it to general intensity of Chablis wines. Les Preuses 2008 was very mineral, herbal with cedar wood, lots of white peach, some lime notes and a hint of green pepper.
In the mouth the wine is well-balanced, full bodied and round. There’s no ‘flavours bomb’ in the mouth such as you can find in some of the greatest chardonnays. It’s rather a constant hight quality flavoured pleasure in the mouth.
Les Preuses 2008 has lots of peach flavours with herbs and spices. It has a beautiful minerality and although it is not a light wine, it gives a lot of freshness on the palate. You will definitely taste the age of the wine but I wouldn’t say it is 7 years old; which was great for me, as I like to be surprised by wine ;) The finish is long and pleasant with thyme and a hint of lemon skin.
Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2008 – wine review:
Wine – Les Preuses Chablis Grand Cru Vin de Bourgogne
Country – France
Region – Burgundy
Appellation – Chablis Grand Cru AOC
Vintage – 2008
Grape varieties – chardonnay 100%
Producer – Vignoble Dampt-Dupas
Style and type – still; dry, white
Alcohol – 13,5%
Serving temperature – 14-16°C
Cellaring – yes, few years more
Others – gold medal in 2010 in Vignerons Independants Concours 2010
Tasting date – Feb 15