Domaine Chevallier (France) Chablis Cuvée Prestige 2005
Domaine Chevallier's 2005 Cuvée Prestige is the product of a top-notch Chablis vintage and is wonderfully 'proper' Chablis, showing both ripe, elegant fruit and a certain - and very welcome - austerity. On the nose juicy green apple and pear aromas are joined by suggestions of yellow plum and more succulent fruit, but there's an underlying minerality and citrus-pith firmness too. On the palate this has lovely poise, elegance and balance, with a racy palette of orchard fruit and citrus flavours, and that clean, savoury, but poised and refined acidity and stony, cool minerality. This has length and balance, and the 'Cuvée Prestige', being a special selection of the best parcels, delivers a fine Chablis experience that is as enjoyable as it is typical.
£9.99, Wine Discoveries.