Albert Bichot Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons 750ml
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The nose boasts distinct notes of white flowers ("Lys" is French for lily) and citrus fruit. The palate is elegant and finely chiseled with a discreet marine note that is typical of the Chablis appellation. Beautiful, long-lasting finish with a fleeting tinge of acidity.
What come to mind immediately are raw or marinated fish dishes to counterbalance this wine's minerality. Towards the end of the meal, try matching this wine with dry goat's cheese or aged Parmesan, which pleasantly complement the natural richness of this wine.
Lemony chalkiness is faint on this wine's shy nose. The palate paints a fuller picture, using the broad strokes of lemon to reveal brightness, depth and chalky coolness. This wine still needs to knit its divergent parts together but all the elements are there.
A touch of smoky reduction masks the bulk of the aromas save for delicate citrus nuances so I would suggest decanting this first. Otherwise there is notably better refinement to the well -detailed and energetic flavors that possess a finer texture on the refreshing if only moderately complex finale.