2021 Christophe et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre13366
WINEMAKER: Sébastien Christophe
REGION: Burgundy, FR
"This 2021 Chablis Montée de Tonnèrre is, again, very impressive indeed. I prefer 2021 to 2020 in Chablis as, although the wines are not as dense, the wines have the typical cut and verve for which they are famous. The vineyards famous heavy limestone marl soils give gravitas and amplitude. Intense and impeccably balanced, it shows a crystalline purity, nuance and serious depth. Coming from Chablis finest 1er Cru vineyard (just next to Grand Cru Blanchots) the wine displays superb pedigree and harmony. As approachable as this is now, don't forget to put some away for a few years." - Andrew Guard
The wines of Domaine Christophe all display classic Chablis notes of shells and green apples on the nose, along with a pretty, underlying hint of white flower and lemon. It's the kind of bright nose that gives the drinker an intimation of the acidity and tension that will follow on the palate, which is indeed nervy but also generous with an appealing balance of flavours offset by a rocky, shell-y harmony. The wine finishes with the sort of mouth-coating minerality and mouth-watering citrusy acidity that makes Chablis a favourite amongst lovers of wines that truly reflect their terroir.