Monday, July 22, 2013

Domaine Des Miles Chablis Premier Cru

Domaine Des Miles Chablis Premier Cru 2010
Côte de Lechet, Burgundy, France

The Mid-Atlantic heatwave has finally broken and for the first time in a week I really want to drink a glass of wine! You'll have to forgive me for not reviewing a "Modest Monday" wine, but I wanted to open something nice to celebrate not melting the second I walk out my door! I hearts Chablis! For the long period of my mis-drunk youth I thought all Chardonnay had to be super oakey and buttered. 'Tis not true -- and Chablis is what opened my eyes (and palate).

Review: This wine is just lovely! It has a gentle nose of apple blossoms followed by soft lemon pulp and minerals on the palate. There's no oak -- the Chardonnay fruit and terrior simply shine through. I really dig the texture of this wine -- it has a medium bodied with a pleasantly viscosity, balanced with a nice fresh acidity.

Chablis is a special region, to the north east of the rest of Burgundy. While it is still a part of Burgundy, the soils are a bit different. Most of the vineyards of Chablis rest on Kimmerigean clay, made up of ancient fossilized marine like. This lends a beautiful flinty note to the wines.

The Domaine des Miles is a Premier Cru -- the second highest classification of Burgundy wines. At only $19.99 this is a pretty sweet (but completely dry) wine.

Pairing: Perfect with fruit and cheese. Just make sure you don't serve it too cold, or else the flavors will be suppressed.

Bottom Line: Great -- good value, good fruit, beautifully balanced and refreshing. I dig it!

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2010
  • PLACE: Chablis Premier Cru Contrôlée
  • GRAPE: Chardonnay
  • BOOZE: 13%
  • CELLAR: Drink now or hold for a few years

Where did I get it? Wegmans
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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