Wine of the Week

Jean Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2014


I love a good Chablis.  And this Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2014 has to be one of the best I've tasted for the money.  

Starting in 1997 with an emphasis on organic farming, the winery has continued to evolve and to produce some of the best examples of Chablis.  Beginning with the Kimmeridgian soils that give the wine its' great minerality, to the attention and care by the winemaker to bring out the qualities of the Chardonnay grapes to produce this lovely wine.

Upon pouring you first notice the lite bright yellow wine in your glass, fresh and clean.  The aromas giving you a hint of minerality and maybe a bit of apple.  That flavor lingers on the palate as well along with a lemon quality and a slice of spiciness.  The wine lingers with its' vibrant acidity.  I just didn't want to put this wine down.

For those of you that are not an oak fanatic, you'll truly appreciate this wine.  Chablis wines generally don't see much, if any, oak.  They keep that vibrancy and body in tack to allow you to enjoy the fruitiness of the grapes.

Lastly, I mentioned how you received a good wine at a good price.  I just saw it on sale at a local wine shop for ONLY $15.99!  Give it 90 points from Wine Spectator and their #47 ranking on their Top 100 list in 2015, a Smart Buy rating and an equal rating from yours truly, I think you're getting a heck of a deal.  In case you can't find the 2014 vintage, don't hesitate to buy the 2015, which is in stores now.  

If your local shop doesn't have it in stock, they should be able to get it from Tenzing Wine & Spirits.