- Domaine Pinson Freres
- 2023 - 2021
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2020
An abundantly rich nose with hints of brioche and clotted cream. This is full, mouth-coating and beautifully layered. A wine with a firm dimension, that is held together by an excellent drive of lemon zest and saline purity.
Burghound, November 2020,
This too is ripe enough to flirt with exoticism on the citrus confit, floral, sea breeze and softly wooded nose. The opulent yet tension-filled big-bodied flavors also brim with both minerality and dry extract while delivering outstanding length on the bone dry, powerful and expressly built-to-age finale. This is excellent but at least some patience will be required. Drink 2029+
Jasper Morris MW, December 2020,
Sample taken from several barrels, but not yet assembled. Very backward nose. A little white fruit, a promise of intensity, but no detail at this stage. In the mouth though this is classic Pinson Clos, which is to say a marriage of pure white fruit with lots of barrel, the latter currently being the senior partner, but the roles will switch round with time. 4 stars.
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.