Picq Chablis Dessus la Carriere
|Bottle sizes:||1.5 L|
|Vineyard:||Dessus la Carriere is made from two lieux dits (Semon and Paradis) that sit above an abandoned limestone quarry|
|Vinification:||Fermented in stainless steel using indiginous yeasts|
|Aging:||Aged in stainless steel|
The 2015 Chablis Dessus la Carriere, which was still in stainless steel when I tasted it (it was due to be bottled the following Tuesday), has quite a powerful bouquet with subtle scents of wild honey complementing the citrus/flint aromas. The palate is rounded and caressing on the entry with notes of walnut and smoke enhancing complexity on the powerful finish. This deserves two or three years in bottle but it will be worth the wait.
A ripe and ever-so-mildly exotic nose is comprised by notes of citrus, ginger, mineral reduction and yellow orchard fruit. The round, generous and intense flavors display unusually good delineation in the context of what is typical for the vintage while delivering fine length on the very dry finish. This is a very fine villages and worth considering.
(13.4% alcohol; the first parcel picked here in 2015): Bright medium yellow. Knockout aromas of orange zest, lemon oil and marzipan accented by sexy spicy reduction; it's hard to believe that this wine is done entirely in stainless steel. Plush and smooth in the mouth but the most taut and energetic of these 2015s to this point thanks to a solid mineral underpinning. Rather soft in acidity but the tactile, extract-rich finish displays excellent solidity and length.