- Domaine Pinson Freres
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Goedhuis, December 2019
La Forêt is a climat within the Montmain appellation. The Pinson’s vines have an average age of 65 and this premier cru shows great complexity with traditional, earthy Chablisien characteristics. It can be a little reserved in its youth, but always evolves to become one of the finest examples of this great region.
Antonio Galloni, January 2020,
The 2018 Chablis La Forêt 1er Cru is fascinating to taste next to the Montmains, the larger appellation which it falls under. Finely cut and intensely saline, the Forêt bristles with tons of energy and cut. Crushed rocks, lemon peel, white flowers and white pepper give the Forêt its striking brilliance. I imagine the 2018 will need at least a few years in bottle. It is one of the most tightly wound wines in the cellar today.
Burghound, October 2019,
A markedly citrus-inflected nose displays additional wisps of iodine, seashore and a hint of quinine. The more powerful and serious if less refined medium-bodied flavors possess a taut muscularity that makes itself felt on the energetic and beautifully textured finish where plenty of minerality adds a sense of lift to the focused if mildly rustic finish. Still, this is really quite good and worth considering. Drink: 2025+
Jasper Morris MW, December 2019,
Pale colour with a lemon middle. The nose is discreet and backward, this is fine-boned, dainty on its feet, terrific balance here, classy and persistent. It looks like 2018 is going to be a success for Pinson’s La Forêt. Choose between this and Mont de Milieu according to your preferred style.
Domaine Pinson Freres
The Pinson name is one of the most established in the town of Chablis; the family can trace its history there back to the 1640s. It is now run by brothers Christophe and Laurent, joined by Laurent’s daughter, Charlène. The family team oversee some of the finest parcels of old vines in the region from which they make extraordinarily fine and classical Chablis. They like to use oak barrels for maturation, although the influence of new oak is only ever a gentle whisper in the background of their steely wines. Their wines consistently show the raciness and elegance of fine Chablis.
Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.