Sunday, September 7, 2014

Joseph Faiveley Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2008

Date of Tasting: 18 July 2014
Wine Type: White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13%
Origin: Burgundy, France
Appellation: Chablis 1er Cru Controlee
Expect to Pay: ~ THB1,500
Chubby Score: 92/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: ST - 92/100, JR - 16.5/20, BH - 92/100, CT - 90/100

Appearance: pale yellowish green
Aroma: complex expression of white flowers and citrus fruits on the nose with some stone
Palate: medium on the body with excellent length. fine detail of minerality and acidity which balance on the palate. beautiful and supple tone of mild citrus. 

This is a rather nice food wine. I had it along with grilled sea bass and they paired and showed synergy pretty nicely. The refined texture and Chablis character were rather charming. This Faiveley Chablis Vaillons 2008 starts to express itself now and I believe it should live up for a decade. Thank God.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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