- Domaine Pinson Freres
- 2023 - 2029
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Goedhuis, November 2020
Arguably the village’s most famous Premier Cru, this fine wine has everything. Quintessential steely, citrus aromas with a touch of seashell. This is wonderfully bright and refreshing. The initial direct Kimmeridgian character gives way to hint of sweet plump apricots and white fruits. Very appealing with a strong tight cherry stone like mineral finish.
Burghound, November 2020,
This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to warrant decanting this for a few minutes if you're tempted to try a bottle in its youth. Otherwise there is good verve and ripeness to the delicious, concentrated and opulent flavors that are blessed with so much dry extract that there is a borderline chewy character while delivering very fine length on the youthfully austere finale. Like the La Forêt, this isn't an elegant Fourchaume but offers impressive density and power. Drink 2025+
Matthew Jukes, November 2020,
Suave and honed, this is a step up on Montmain in terms of its billowy texture and sleek lines. There is polish here both in terms of its layered flavour and also its length. Deliciously ripe and soothing, this is a cracker for relatively early drinking. Drink 2022-2026
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
The tanks have been blended – there was no barrel component at any point. Pale in colour, smoky nose with energy, not too ripe. Warmth behind perhaps, but not excessive, some graphite reduction. Decent length. Bitter finish. 3 stars.
Domaine Pinson Freres
The Pinson family vie with the Droins as one of the oldest in the town, with documents showing their presence back in 1640, while 1880 shows the first records of Louis Pinson selling bottles of their wine under the family label. It is now run by brothers Christophe and Laurent, joined by Laurent’s daughter, Charlène. The family team oversee 12 hectares of vineyards, including 2.5 hectares of Les Clos and 4.75 hectares of Mont de Milieu, 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.